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2010 Florida Statutes

SECTION 22
Authority to arrest parole violators with or without warrant.
F.S. 947.22
947.22 Authority to arrest parole violators with or without warrant.
(1) If a member of the commission or a duly authorized representative of the commission has reasonable grounds to believe that a parolee has violated the terms and conditions of her or his parole in a material respect, such member or representative may issue a warrant for the arrest of such parolee. The warrant shall be returnable before a member of the commission or a duly authorized representative of the commission. The commission, a commissioner, or a parole examiner with approval of the parole examiner supervisor, may release the parolee on bail or her or his own recognizance, conditioned upon her or his appearance at any hearings noticed by the commission. If not released on bail or her or his own recognizance, the parolee shall be committed to jail pending hearings pursuant to s. 947.23. The commission, at its election, may have the hearing conducted by one or more commissioners or by a duly authorized representative of the commission. Any parole and probation officer, any officer authorized to serve criminal process, or any peace officer of this state is authorized to execute the warrant.
(2) Any parole and probation officer, when she or he has reasonable ground to believe that a parolee, control releasee, or conditional releasee has violated the terms and conditions of her or his parole, control release, or conditional release in a material respect, has the right to arrest the releasee or parolee without warrant and bring her or him forthwith before one or more commissioners or a duly authorized representative of the Parole Commission or Control Release Authority; and proceedings shall thereupon be had as provided herein when a warrant has been issued by a member of the commission or authority or a duly authorized representative of the commission or authority.
(3) If a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a parolee has violated the terms and conditions of his or her parole, the officer shall arrest and take into custody the parolee without a warrant, and a warrant need not be issued in the case.
History.s. 16, ch. 20519, 1941; s. 1, ch. 71-111; s. 16, ch. 82-171; s. 1, ch. 82-193; s. 34, ch. 83-131; s. 191, ch. 83-216; s. 5, ch. 85-295; s. 37, ch. 86-183; s. 67, ch. 88-122; s. 17, ch. 89-531; ss. 13, 20, ch. 90-337; s. 12, ch. 91-280; s. 1, ch. 93-2; s. 1681, ch. 97-102; s. 3, ch. 2002-255.