TN 3 (11-05)

GN 02613.915 Law Enforcement Action (LEA) Result Codes

NOTE: On April 1, 2009, SSA changed its policy of not paying fleeing felons. Follow the instructions below only for felony warrants with offense codes 4901, 4902, or 4999. Follow the Martinez settlement instructions in GN 02613.860 GN 02613.885 for all other felony warrant codes.

On May 9, 2011, SSA changed its policy and no longer suspends or denies benefits or payments based solely on a probation or parole violation warrant (i.e., warrants with offense codes 5011, 5012, 8101, 8102, or 9999 or “Blank” and an offense charge symbol of “probation or parole violation”). Follow the Clark Court Order instructions in GN 02615.100 GN 02615.190 for all probation or parole violation warrants.

We will make additional changes to this section, as necessary, in the future.

A. Process - law enforcement agency (LEA) action result codes

The following codes display the Law Enforcement Agency Result Indicator.

LEA Action Result

FELON APPREHENDED

UNABLE TO LOCATE FELON

LEA WILL NOT EXTRADITE/ACT ON WARRANT

FELON NO LONGER AT ADDRESS PROVIDED

WARRANT DISMISSED

NOTE: The LEA Action Code of “WARRANT DISMISSED” reflects that the warrant is no longer active. This does not in any way translate to the Mandatory Good Cause Category of “Charges Dismissed”. There is a huge difference between having the warrant dismissed versus having the charges dismissed. A warrant is related to custody only.

For example: If a person is indicted by a Grand Jury for rape, charges are brought against that person. Subsequently, the person appears in court and posts bail so he/she can remain out of custody until the charges are resolved at trial. During the intervening months, the person jumps bail and flees to another state. At this point, a warrant is issued for the person's arrest. The person later voluntarily returns to the warrant issuing court and turns him/herself in to the court. At this point, the warrant is dismissed, but the charges are still pending. The judge posts bail again, so custody has been resolved. The period of time between the date the warrant is issued and the date the warrant is dismissed represents a closed period of fugitive felon suspension.

FELON APPREHENDED

WARRANT STILL ACTIVE

B. Process - closed warrant codes

The codes below represent the reasons why a warrant is dismissed.