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A written demand given to a person in lieu of arresting, or continuing to detain after having arrested, that person, requiring the person to appear in court to answer to charges at a particular place and time. The contents of an appearance notice are set out in section 500 of the Code.
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A notice issued by a police officer requiring the accused’s appearance before a judge or justice of the peace to answer a charge. This is typically given instead of arresting the accused.