Post Adjudication Warrant Law & Legal Definition


A post Adjudication warrant is a warrant that is issued after adjudication when a defendant fails to comply with the sentence. A warrant will be issued if a person is required to pay a fine or to complete a sentence and fails to do so. For example, if a fine has been imposed and the defendant is arrested, s/he must pay the fine in cash, plus any fees. If the person does not pay the fine, a warrant can be issued for bringing the person before court and the judge can decide whether to hold the person in contempt or release them to pay.

Similarly, if a person has been placed on probation, and has violated probation, or has failed to appear for a review hearing date, a probation violation warrant can be issued. In addition, the prosecutor may file a petition to revoke probation.