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Rule 145. Civil Arrest Warrant

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedJustice Court Rules of Civil Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part XII: Special Proceedings
17B A.R.S. Justice Court Civ.Proc.Rules, Rule 145
Rule 145. Civil Arrest Warrant
a. Definition. A “civil arrest warrant” is an order issued in a non-criminal lawsuit, which is directed to any peace officer in the state, including a constable, to arrest the person named in the warrant and to bring that person before the court. [ARCP 64.1(a)]
b. When a warrant may be issued. On motion of a party or on its own motion, the court may issue a civil arrest warrant if it finds that the person for whom the warrant is sought:
(1) Has been ordered by the court to appear in person at a specific time and location, and after receiving actual notice of the order that includes a warning that failure to appear may result in the issuance of a civil arrest warrant, has failed to appear as ordered; or
(2) Has been personally served with a subpoena to appear in person at a specific time and location that includes a warning that failure to appear may result in the issuance of a civil arrest warrant, and has failed to appear as the subpoena commanded. [ARCP 64.1(b)]
c. Procedures. The content of a civil arrest warrant, the time and manner of execution of a warrant, the duty of the court after execution of a warrant, and procedures for forfeiture of bond, are as provided in Rule 64.1(c), (d), (e), and (f) of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, which are included in the appendix to the JCRCP. [ARCP 64.1(c)-(f)]

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Adopted Aug. 30, 2012, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
17B A. R. S. Justice Court Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 145, AZ ST J CT RCP Rule 145
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 11/15/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 11/1/22.
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