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Court Fine Payment
A Warrant of Arrest will be issued against you when you fail to attend
Court. A Warrant of Arrest may also be issued against you for non-payment of
The Warrant will be handed over to the Warrant Enforcement Unit (a division
of the Singapore Police Force) or the respective enforcement agencies for them
to execute. The police will either arrest you or you may be asked to surrender
yourself at the Warrant Enforcement Unit for the warrant to be executed.
As a condition of the Warrant of Arrest, bail may or may not be
offered upon arrest.
In certain cases, you may be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving
licence pending your arrest.
What happens when I am arrested?
Once the warrant is executed and you are brought before the Court, you
will be asked to explain your absence in Court on the previous hearing date.
The Court will also deal with the charges against you if you are ready to give a
plea. If you are also facing a "show cause" action, the Court may impose a
fine if no satisfactory reasons are given for your absence.
If you fail to turn up in Court even after the warrant is executed,
in certain cases for example where you face charges under the Road Traffic
Act (Cap 276) or The Parking Places Act (Cap 214), you may be disqualified from
holding or obtaining a driving licence until the matter against you is
concluded or for such other period as the Court thinks fit.
Notice to Surety
If you are on bail and a Warrant of Arrest has been ordered by the Court,
a Notice to Surety to Show Cause will be issued against your surety and
the matter fixed for mention in Court. Your surety may have his bail money
or property forfeited by the Court if he fails to give a satisfactory
explanation for your absence from Court.
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