Ontario outstanding warrants

How do I find out if there is an oustanding warrant for my arrest in Ontario?


Asked almost 3 years ago in Quebec
Categories: Criminal Law

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Reply by Police Officer the shield


Technically, the police cannot divulge information contained on CPIC, they've been sworn to secrecy and can be charged should they provide that information simply for the sake of providing that information.  Having said that, if you have committed a criminal offence and you feel that a warrant has been taken out and that you'd like to deal with it, then some lawyers have proven their integrity over and over again and have gained the trust of some officers.  Contact a lawyer, and they may be able to obtain that information on your behalf but the police will expect that you will be made available to have the warrant executed.  If you don't wish to involve a lawyer, attend any police station (even in Quebec) with i.d., tell them that you wish to clear up any warrants and be prepared to be arrested if one exists....even from out of Province.  Regardless of what a warrant says is the radius of the warrant, it technically extends across Canada but the Crown Attorney has decided how much money they wish to spend having an arrested party returned to answer to the charge.  If you turn yourself in to the police in Quebec and they find a warrant from Ontario, they should arrest you and contact the originating agency to see if they will return you.

Posted almost 3 years ago

I am a retired police officer with experience on the Tactical team, Vice Unit, Major Crime Unit and Drug Squad.

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Search the Lawyer Directory.


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<br />In 2002 or 2003 I was issued a ticket for driving without auto insurance.&nbsp; A court date was scheduled.&nbsp; I did not appear.&nbsp; How would I find out what the status of that offence is?&nbsp; I don't know what my Ontario Driving Licence number was nor do I&nbsp;know what that ticket number was. <br />Please advise. <br />&nbsp;

Posted almost 3 years ago


Reply by Police Officer the shield


You'll have to go to a police station near you and they can run your name.  They'll be able to find out your d.l. number through the computer and see if the case was concluded ex-parte (in your absence).  You can always contact the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and they should be able to help you.   http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml  

Posted almost 3 years ago

I am a retired police officer with experience on the Tactical team, Vice Unit, Major Crime Unit and Drug Squad.

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Search the Lawyer Directory.

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