Streamline Arrest & Search Warrants BILL


In Sacramento, California, Tuesday, August 21st, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced that Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill #2710, which streamlines the process to obtain search and arrest warrants.


“One of my main priorities when I came to Sacramento is to modernize state government. This Bill updates the warrant process by allowing judges to issue arrest and search warrants electronically,” Assemblyman Obernolte said.”

“The sheer volume of warrant requests can be overwhelming to California judges and law enforcement. Bill #2710 will make it easier for judges to grant warrants and make the request process more efficient.”


Current law requires multiple phone calls, which can be burdensome for courts that experience a large volume of applications and further requires judges to print the warrant. Assembly Bill #2710 makes the process more efficient by streamlining the procedure of obtaining arrest and search warrants and allowing judges to issue these warrants electronically, while still maintaining the magistrate’s discretion to call the officer on the phone to discuss the warrant request when appropriate.   


Assembly Bill #2710 will take effect on January 1, 2019.





Assemblyman Jay Obernolte


Represents the 33rd Assembly District, which includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.