California Penal Code Section 981

CA Penal Code § 981 (2017)  

The bench warrant must be substantially in the following form:

County of ____. The People of the State of California to any Sheriff, Marshal, or Policeman in this State: An accusatory pleading having been filed on the ____ day of ____, A.D. ____, in the Superior Court of the County of ____, charging C. D. with the crime of ____ (designating it generally); you are, therefore, commanded forthwith to arrest the above named C. D., and bring him or her before that Court (or if the accusatory pleading has been sent to another Court, then before that Court, naming it), to answer said accusatory pleading, or if the Court is not in session, that you deliver him or her into the custody of the Sheriff of the County of ____.

Given under my hand, with the seal of said Court affixed, this ____ day of ____, A.D. ____.

By order of said Court.


E. F., Clerk.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 468, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 2004.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018