Section 901.02, Florida Statutes 2003
901.02 When warrant of arrest to be issued.--
(1) A warrant may be issued for the arrest of the person complained against if the magistrate, from the examination of the complainant and other witnesses, reasonably believes that the person complained against has committed an offense within the magistrate's jurisdiction. A warrant is issued at the time it is signed by the magistrate.
(2) The court may issue a warrant for the defendant's arrest when all of the following circumstances apply:
(a) A complaint has been filed charging the commission of a misdemeanor only;
(b) The summons issued to the defendant has been returned unserved; and
(c) The conditions of subsection (1) are met.
History.--s. 2, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(2); s. 5, ch. 70-339; s. 1452, ch. 97-102; s. 1, ch. 99-169.