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orden de arresto

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A written order issued by a judicial officer or other authorized person commanding a law enforcement officer to perform some act incident to the administration of justice. An order (writ) of a court which directs a law enforcement officer (usually a sheriff) to arrest and bring a person before the judge, such as a person who is charged with a crime, convicted of a crime but failed to appear for sentencing, owes a fine, or is in contempt of court.

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