For crime writers and mystery writers I am pleased to announce the release of a new book The Writer’s Guide to FBI Legal Procedures edited by me, Larry Kaye!
In this amazing writer’s resource you’ll discover:
The 5 exceptions to when a search warrant is needed (It’s not just for emergencies!)
What really happens when the FBI books a suspect.
Does the F.B.I need the name of a suspect to get an arrest warrant? No! (Finally, the truth about “John Doe Warrants”.)
Suspect’s incriminating statements that are subject to exclusion – and this has nothing to do with his Miranda Rights!
Do Search Warrants expire? What about Arrest Warrants? Is there may be a ticking clock? Find out here!
How long does the Special Agent have to get her arrestee in front of a judge (and what happens if she can’t!)
When the US Attorney’s order for arrest is NOT to be complied with.
When an F.B.I. Agent can legally make an arrest for NON-FEDERAL crimes. (Including when an Agent is required to defend himself as an “ordinary citizen”!)
When Special Agents can make a arrest without a warrant. (And, interestingly how this compares to a “citizen’s arrest”.)
Can an anonymous sources really be used to determine probable cause? (After all, even the most credible source may unwittingly provide unreliable information!)
The authority of a Special Agent vs. a civilian Process Server!
An Agent doesn’t need to have the warrant in her possession at the time of arrest, but upon request…
When the Agent needs in an arrest warrant AND a search warrant to arrest a suspect (even if there’s no search)!
Why an F.B.I. Agent can be found guilty of a crime when his prisoner escapes!
How F.B.I. Agents answer a judge’s questions when using a confidential source.
A real-world Informant Case Study
A full chapter on arrest!
And much, much more!
Please do check it out right here!
In the meantime, this is Larry Kaye reminding you to do the right thing, even if it’s the hard thing.
Committed to your writing success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.
& #1 Bestselling Author