Question: Is it legal for the sheriff to make an arrest based on warrants? I was arrested in Van Nuys and out on bond.

Answer: If the warrant was valid, then yes. If the officer makes an arrest based on falsifying the existence of a warrant, then it is not a lawful arrest. You should contact a defense attorney to speak about your Van Nuys case in more detail, and the potential defenses. Call me at 818-336-1384 if you would like to discuss in further detail.
Phil Hache,
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts