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If you miss court, the judge might give police a warrant that will let the police arrest you.

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Worried about Warrants
NT Legal Aid Commission Factsheet.
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Warrant (Yolngu Matha)

This audio explains the word warrant in Yolngu Matha. Click here for more recordings like this.

 

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What to do when you miss court

This poster tells you what to do when you miss court.

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Glossary: What these words mean

warrant
A warrant is  law-paper that a judge gives to police. This paper gives police the power to do things the judge writes on the warrant.
arrest
When a police officer thinks a person broke the law, the police officer stops that person and makes that person go with the police officer. Police will hold that person so that they cannot leave. This is called arrest.

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