No, the police are not required to inform a criminal suspect about the existence of an outstanding  warrant for his or her arrest. Prosecutors will usually request an arrest warrant when charging out a more serious case like aggravated assault or first degree controlled substance crime where the suspect poses a serious threat to public safety, or in situations where the accused has a prior history of not responding to a summons to appear in court.

If you or someone you know has an outstanding warrant for their arrest, please advise them to retain  an experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorney before they are arrested. Attorney Robert J. Shane has 29 years of successful  criminal defense experience. For the “Best Defense” call him now at (612) 339-1024 or visit his website for more information on outstanding arrest warrants at