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Governor signs AB 2710 to streamline arrest and search warrant requests

AB 2710 will take effect on January 1, 2019.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced that Governor Brown signed AB 2710, which streamlines the process to obtain search and arrest warrants.

“One of my main priorities when I came to Sacramento is to modernize state government. This bill updates the warrant process by allowing judges to issue arrest and search warrants electronically,” Assemblyman Obernolte said. “The sheer volume of warrant requests can be overwhelming to California judges and law enforcement. This bill will make it easier for judges to grant warrants and make the request process more efficient.”

Current law requires multiple phone calls, which can be burdensome for courts that experience a large volume of applications and further requires judges to print the warrant.

AB 2710 makes the process more efficient by streamlining the procedure of obtaining arrest and search warrants and allowing judges to issue these warrants electronically, while still maintaining the magistrate’s discretion to call the officer on the phone to discuss the warrant request when appropriate.

Click here to read more about AB 2710.

(source: Obernolte news release)

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