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1001.) A magistrate is an officer having power to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person charged with a crime. Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices of the Appellate Court and judges and magistrates of the Superior Court are defined as magistrates.


1002.) When a declaration of probable cause is made by a peace officer of this state, the magistrate, if, and only if, satisfied from the declaration that there exists probable cause that the offense described in the declaration has been committed and that the defendant described therein has committed the offense, shall issue a warrant for the arrest of the defendant.


1003.) The declaration in support of the warrant of probable cause for arrest shall be a sworn statement made
in writing.


1004.) Before issuing a warrant, the magistrate may examine under oath the person seeking the warrant and any witness the person may produce, take the written declaration of the person or witness, and cause the person or witness to subscribe the declaration.

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