What happens if I don’t follow my bail conditions?

2. Understand how an arrest warrant works

A never expires. It lasts until you deal with it. Warrants are issued to give police the authority to someone, search for, or seize something. A warrant lasts until the police have done what it authorizes them to do. You can turn yourself in at your local police station.

Once you’ve been on the strength of a warrant, the warrant is said to be “executed”. 

Who can arrest you

Any police officer in Ontario can arrest you and take you back to where the warrant was issued if:

  • you don’t follow the conditions of your and an is issued for
  • you don’t go to court when you’re supposed to and a has been issued for your arrest in the

Any police officer in Canada can arrest you and take you back to where the warrant was issued if:

  • a Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for your arrest
  • you don’t go to court when you’re supposed to and a bench warrant has been issued for your arrest in the
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