NP 31: Processing Outstanding Arrest Warrants for Accused with Existing Bail During Courthouse Registry Business Hours

  • January 09, 2023

Effective Date: 09 January 2023
NP 31

Notice to the Profession and Public

Processing Outstanding Arrest Warrants for Accused
with Existing Bail During Courthouse Registry Business Hours

Purpose

To describe the process to be followed when an adult or youth accused with existing bail attends a courthouse during courthouse registry business hours to voluntarily deal with an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Provincial Court of British Columbia. This process was previously set out in Appendix “C” to Criminal Practice Direction 14 (CRIM 14). This Notice replaces that appendix and applies throughout the province.

Application

This Notice applies to endorsed and unendorsed arrest warrants issued by the Provincial Court in adult criminal and youth court matters where the accused has existing bail on all files that the arrest warrants apply to. The exceptions are that this Notice does not apply to warrants specifically issued under Criminal Code s. 597, Criminal Code s. 766, or Youth Criminal Justice Act s. 31(5); warrants issued under these sections should always be executed or deemed executed in court.

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