Request Warrant Recall

Two common scenarios for requesting warrant recalls were identified. The first scenario supports jurisdictions where a Requesting Entity submits a warrant recall request directly to an Approving Entity. The second scenario supports jurisdictions where warrant recall requests must first be screened by an intermediary before being submitted to the Approving Entity. Note that both of these scenarios are supported by a single process flow.

The following links provide Business Process Flow Diagrams for the Request Warrant Recall Business Function:

Primary Flow
Request Warrant Recall-Primary (png)
Request Warrant Recall-Primary (bpm)

The sample process flow diagram was developed in standard Business Process Model and Notation using the Windows-based Bizagi Modeler tool and can be modified to represent the specific process in your jurisdiction. To download a free copy of the Bizagi Modeler tool, go to bizagi.com.

Primary Flow Description
A Requesting Entity (Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Corrections, Probation, Paarole, etc.) generates a Warrant Recall Request Message containing the details of the warrant recall request and any documentation required to support the request.
The Warrant Recall Request Message is sent to a Screening Entity for review in jurisdictions where intermediate screening of warrant recall requests is required. In jurisdictions where there is no intermediate screening, the Screening Entity will be the Approving Entity, or, alternatively, the screening step can be omitted entirely.
The Screening Entity reviews the warrant recall request and decides whether to authorize or deny the warrant recall request. 
 
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If denies the warrant recall request, a Warrant Recall Request Decision Message is sent to the Requesting Entity indicating the reason the request was denied (further investigation required, insufficient documentation, etc.).  
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If authorizes the warrant recall request, a Warrant Recall Request Message is generated and sent to an Approving Entity (typically the Court).  
The Approving Entity reviews the warrant recall request and decides whether to approve or deny the warrant recall request. 
 
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If denies the warrant recall request, a Warrant Recall Request Decision Message is sent to the Requesting Entity indicating the reason the request was denied. 
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If approves the warrant recall request, a Warrant Recall Message is generated and sent to an Issuing Entity (typically the Court Clerk or the Court itself). A Warrant Recall Request Decision Message is also sent to the Requesting Entity indicating the request was approved.  
The Issuing Entity receives the Warrant Recall Message and recalls the warrant. 


The following table summarizes the responsibilities of each role depicted in the business process flow:

Role Responsibilities Actors

Requesting Entity

Prepares and submits a warrant recall request to an Approving Entity or, in jurisdictions with intermediate screening, a Screening Entity 
Receives the outcome of a previously-submitted warrant recall request from either a Screening Entity or Approving Entity 

Law Enforcement
Prosecution 
Corrections 
Probation 
Parole 

Screening Entity

In jurisdictions with intermediate screening, receives and reviews requests for warrant recalls 
Authorizes or denies the warrant recall request 
Notifies the requesting entity of the review outcome 
If the request is authorized, submits the request to an Approving Entity 
Prosecution 
Court 

Approving Entity

Receives requests for warrant recalls from Requesting and Screening Entities 
Approves or denies the warrant recall request 
Notifies an Issuing Entity that a warrant update should be issued 
Court 

Issuing Entity

Receives approved warrant recalls from an Approving Entity 
Issues the warrant recall by distributing the recalled warrant document to appropriate entities 
Court 
Court Clerk