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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2024-01-14. Previous Versions

FORM 18(Section 704)Warrant To Arrest an Absconding Witness


Province of blank line,

(territorial division).

To the peace officers in the (territorial division):

Whereas A.B., of blank line, has been charged that (state offence as in the information);

And whereas I am (or if the signatory is not the justice, the justice is) satisfied by information in writing and under oath that C.D., of blank line, in this warrant called the witness, is bound by recognizance to give evidence on the trial of the accused on the charge, and that the witness (has absconded or is about to abscond);

This is therefore to command you, in Her Majesty’s name, to arrest the witness and bring him forthwith before (the court, judge, justice or provincial court judge before whom the witness is bound to appear) to be dealt with in accordance with section 706 of the Criminal Code.

Dated (date)blank line, at blank line(place).

(Signature of justice or clerk of the court)

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