BENCH WARRANT

BENCH WARRANT

bench warrant. A writ issued directly by a judge to a law-enforcement officer, esp. for the arrest of a person who has been held in contempt, has been indicted, has disobeyed a subpoena, or has failed to appear for a hearing or trial. ? A bench warrant is often issued for the arrest of a child-support obligor who is found in contempt for not having paid the support obligation. [Cases: Criminal Law 263. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì 355.]
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