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bench warrant


When the defendant didn’t appear, the judge issued a bench warrant.
  a variant of an arrest warrant which authorizes the immediate arrest on sight of the individual in question who is in contempt of court such as failure to appear at the appointed time and date for trial
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  • When the defendant didn’t appear, the judge issued a bench warrant.
  • Judge Taylor caught her at it one day and threatened her with a bench warrant.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • If they don’t appear, the court issues a bench warrant for the truant party and you forfeit your bond.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
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