Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 28 October 2014 to date (accessed 21 December 2014 at 22:22)

246   Orders for appearance or apprehension of accused persons

(1)  A prosecutor may apply for an order:
(a)  that a person alleged in the application to have committed an offence that may be dealt with summarily by the court must appear at a time and place specified in the order to answer to the offence charged in the order, or
(b)  for the apprehension of any such person for the purpose of being brought before a Judge to answer to the offence charged in the order.
(2)  The application must be in accordance with the rules.
(3)  The order may be made in the absence of one or both parties.
(4)  An order for the apprehension of a person may be made whether or not an order has been made under subsection (1) (a).
(5)  An order for the apprehension of a person:
(a)  must be addressed to all police officers, and
(b)  may be addressed to any other person specified in the order, and
(c)  may be executed by any police officer or by any person to whom it is addressed at any place at which, had the offence specified in the order been committed at that place, that offence would be triable in the court.
(6)  A Judge before whom a person apprehended under an order made under this section is brought may, if bail is not dispensed with or granted, issue a warrant:
(a)  committing the person to a correctional centre or other place of security, and
(b)  ordering the person to be brought before a court at the date, time and place specified in the order.
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