23A-2 COMPLAINT, WARRANT AND SUMMONS
COMPLAINT, WARRANT AND SUMMONS
(Rule 3) Complaint as statement of offense--Oath.
(Rule 4(a)) Warrant or summons issued on complaint--Sworn oral testimony--Failure of
defendant to respond to summons.
(Rule 4(b)) Evidence furnishing probable cause for warrant or summons.
(Rule 4(c)(1)) Contents and signature of arrest warrant--Endorsement as to bail.
Copies of warrant sent to law enforcement officers.
Facsimile transmission of complaint or indictment--Issue of arrest warrant--Proof of
(Rule 4(c)(2)) Contents and signature of summons.
(Rule 4(d)(1)) Execution of warrant or summons by law enforcement officer.
(Rule 4(d)(2)) Place of service of warrant or summons--Restriction when for violation of
local ordinance or bylaw.
(Rule 4(d)(3)) Warrant executed by arrest--Advice to defendant as to warrant--Manner
of service of summons.
Time of execution of warrant.
Service of summons on corporate defendant.
(Rule 4(d)(4)) Return of warrant or summons to committing magistrate--Cancellation or
delivery to another of unexecuted process.