Execution Of Warrant Of Arrest
Sec. 4. Execution of warrant. – The head of the office to whom the warrant of arrest was delivered for execution shall cause the warrant to be executed within ten (10) days from its receipt.
Within ten (10) days after the expiration of the period, the officerto whom it was assigned for execution shall make a report to the judge who issued the warrant. In case of his failure to execute the warrant, he shall state the reason therefore.
WITHIN WHAT PERIOD MUST A WARRANT OF ARREST BE SERVED?
> There is no limitation of period
> A warrant of arrest is valid until the arrest is effected or the warrant lifted
> The head of the office to whom the warrant was delivered must cause it to be executed within 10 days from its receipt, and the officer to whom it is assigned must make a report to the judge who issued the warrant within 10 days from the expiration of the period. If he fails to execute it, he should state the reasons therefore.
WHAT IS THE LIFETIME OF A WARRANT OF ARREST?
> A warrant of arrest remains valid until the arrest is effected or the warrant lifted.
TO VALIDLY EFFECT ARREST, MUST THE PEACE OFFICER HAVE IN HIS POSSESSION THE WARRANT OF ARREST?
> Police officers may effect arrest without the warrant in their possession at the time of the arrest