I have been charged with fraud over 5000 I have plea not guilty and iam waiting trial if I do not show up for trial will

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Customer: I have been charged with fraud over 5000 I have plea not guilty and iam waiting trial if I do not show up for trial will a bench warrant be issued for my arrest ?
JA: What's the underlying case about? When was the failure to appear?
Customer: Last month
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the bench warrant?
Customer: No I want to know if that is the type of warrant that is issued after I did not attend ?
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Sorry. I didn't realize until i posted that this is a Canada law question. I will opt out so that it can be moved to Canada.

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Zoey_JD, Expert

Hello, I just viewed your post. A bench warrant is a warrant made from the bench by a Judge for your arrest. This warrant is nation wide. In other words if you are stopped in BC the warrant will appear and the authorities in BC will effect the arrest and have you transported back to the jurisdiction where the warrant for your arrest was made.
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I have called Ontario police department and asked about that and they had said that alberta most likely will not pay to transport me bk to alberta in order to serve my warrant so they will not arrest me is there any truth to this ??
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They will arrest you. They will then request reimbursement from you or Ontario government to transport
You back to Ontario. In fairness a lot of provinces will not pay to transport individuals back under those circumstances. That being said it is better to return to the province where the warrant was issued and face it head on and explain reason for not appearing. This may prevent a criminal al record charge.
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