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Warrant to arrest may be issued other than in paper form

    (1)     A warrant to arrest under section 69 to be directed to the sheriff may be issued, not in paper form, but by the proper officer

        (a)     signing a document containing the particulars set out in subsection (2) in relation to any person against whom a warrant is to be issued under section 69; and

        (b)     causing those particulars to be transferred electronically to the Sheriff in accordance with the regulations (if any).

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1), the particulars are—

        (a)     the name of the person in default;

        (b)     the type of warrant;

        (c)     the amount of the fine or instalment remaining unpaid;

        (d)     the date of issue of the warrant;

        (e)     the name of the proper officer signing the document;

        (f)     any other prescribed particulars.

    (3)     A warrant issued in accordance with subsection (1)—

        (a)     directs and authorises the sheriff to do all things that he or she would have been directed and authorised to do if a warrant containing the particulars referred to in subsection (2) and directed to the sheriff had been issued in paper form under section 69 by the proper officer;

        (b)     must not be amended, altered or varied after its issue, unless the amendment, alteration or variation is authorised by or under this Act or any other Act.

S. 69B inserted by No. 32/2013 s. 47 (as amended by No. 77/2013 ss 45, 48).

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