An Arrest Warrant is issued in a Summary case when a defendant fails to comply in a timely fashion to an order of the Court. For example, the failure may be lack of response to a Citation or Summons, a fine not paid by the required date, or a missed payment on a time payment order.
An Arrest Warrant is an enforceable order to respond to the Court. Active Warrants are recorded with the Police Department and information regarding these Warrants can be accessed by Law Enforcement Officers. Various responses are appropriate in order to satisfy the Warrant and have it recalled by the Court.