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Electronic transmission of arrest warrants

From 16 August, 2016 the Magistrates' and Children's Courts will sent most arrest warrants to police electronically.

From 16 August, 2016 the Magistrates' and Children's Courts will sent most arrest warrants to police electronically. Police will record these warrants on their LEAP system. These warrants printed out and executed in the usual way. Court will still print out hard copies of warrants if they are to be executed immediately on that day. Under these circumstances, electronic copies of the warrant will not be sent.

If a client turns up at court late and an electronic warrant has already been generated, the court may re-list the matter if the magistrate is willing to hear it. If this happens the electronic warrant will not be sent.

See s. 57(1A)—Magistrates' Court Act 1989 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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