has anyone ever heard of something they used to use back in the day as a "Jane Doe Warrant?"?
- ahsoasho2u2Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
It is still currently used as a warrant for anonymous posting on the internet as a Doe warrant.
The Doe family can be traced back to English Laws and 1659.
The basis of the Doe name is to cover up the true identities or withhold for legal reasons the true identities..
The warrants have been used as John Doe, Jane Doe and Baby Doe.
The case of ROE V WADE is one example of this use.
For further enlightenment see wikipedia: John Doe.
- 1 decade ago
These are used to file the warrant for arrest and to stop the statute of limitations for crimes where the person's name is not known or they are only known by an alias;
When the name of the individual is not known, a "John Doe" DNA warrant/complaint may be filed. The DNA profile of the perpetrator, provided by the evidence in the investigation, is used as the unique identifier describing the defendant, instead of his or her name. Such a filing prevents the running of the statute of limitations in serious violent crimes.Source(s): 31 yrs LEO
- El ScottLv 71 decade ago
These warrants are still used today. If I ever find a guy named John Doe then I have a huge stack of warrants to serve on him.Source(s): "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)