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Does a warrant for arrest, for a non payment of a court fine

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Does a warrant for arrest, for a non payment of a court fine need to be signed by a Judge?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  leanne-jones replied 4 years ago.
Hello - my name is Leanne and it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

No. The order can be signed by a Judge, Magistrate or Legal Adviser.

If I can help further please let me know and good luck with this.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Would it require any signature, or which court or who issued it. The copy of the warrant I have has no details of who issued this at all, only the Central Payments office.

Expert:  leanne-jones replied 4 years ago.
Do not be confused between the authority to make the order and the warrant itself.

The warrant itself does not need to be signed, as it was issued on authority. The warrant is the authorisation to arrest so does not need the details of who issue it.

However I assume you know which Court you owe money to and could contact them direct. Therefore if an arrangement to pay is made they can withdraw the warrant.

Does this clarify for you?
Expert:  leanne-jones replied 4 years ago.
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?