California Penal Code Section 1197

CA Penal Code § 1197 (2017)  

The bench warrant must be substantially in the following form:

County of ____

The people of the State of California to any peace officer in this State: ______ (name of defendant) having been on the ____ day of ____, 19_, duly convicted in the ____ court of ____ (naming the court) of the crime of ____ (designating it generally), you are therefore commanded forthwith to arrest the above named defendant and bring him before that court for judgment.

Given under my hand with the seal of said court affixed, this ____ day of ____, 19_.

By order of said court.


(seal)Clerk (or Judge, or Justice)

(Amended by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1674.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018