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Questions & info about the Motor Vehicle Act. Mature discussion only.

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #26
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Missing a court day = warrant for your arrest + guilty.
Not exactly. Since the warrant is for Fail to Appear, it's to make sure that the offender will be arrested to be brought before a Justice of the Peace ("JP"). However, these warrants are usually endorsed warrants, meaning that the offender most likely will not be brought before a JP and the police department will issue a Promise to Appear ("PTA") to the offender so that he/she can attend to court at a later time.

He/she can still decide how to plead then... and he/she can still go and pay the fine and be done with with it.
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if you don't show up doesn't it mean you automatically plead guilty and are required to pay for the fine i haven't heard anything about a warrant being issued =\
This is different from traffic court.
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Hold up, did you dispute it and were given a court date? Or were you given a court date when the incident happened?

If you disputed it and were given a court date I can't see them issuing a warrant. If you were given a court date when the offence occurred then you may have one. Either way, I would say your best bet is to straighten it out right away just in case there is a warrant. I have had a few times where I have dealt with people who have warrants for their arrest for unpaid parking tickets out of Vancouver. I always feel pretty ridiculous telling somebody they are under arrest for unpaid parking tickets.
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