The police have issued a warrant for my arrest apparently due to not being able to find me to serve a summons what do I

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Customer: The police have issued a warrant for my arrest apparently due to not being able to find me to serve a summons what do I do
Answered by John Melis in 11 mins 1 year ago
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Hi, I’m John Melis, solicitor, and I am in Australia. I know you have a lot of choices, and there are various ways to move forward. May I suggest that you consider the following steps:

Can you tell me what the warrant is about or what you have done?

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I don't know what it is about, I emailed the court as I was under the impression it was for failing to appear I asked them if we could have the matter relisted they stated that the warrant had been issued by the police as they were unable to locate me
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Do you have any debts outstanding to anyone?
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No debts
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Is there anything at all that you could think of such as a speeding fine?
Customer
Maybe a dvo sorry I'm asking these questions for my partner he said maybe a dvo from his ex
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John Melis, Expert

If there's a domestic violence order in place, there is a potential issue of breach of that order. That would justify a warrant.I suggest that you invite your partner to go to the police station to find out more details. That would be the appropriate step next.I can hear your concern and your voice, and if you follow the steps I’ve suggested above, it will give you a direction to go.Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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Sorry I just re read the email from the courts it says it's a warrant for an unserved court attendance notice what does that mean ?
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That means there was a requirement to attend court for some particular issue. So I suggest that you ask your partner to contact the court directly to find out what that matter was before the court.
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