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How Do I Know if There is an Arrest Warrant?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by KiwiInDubai, 20 July 2016.

  1. KiwiInDubai

    KiwiInDubai Member

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    Hi there.

    I am a New Zealand citizen who lived in Australia for 26 years and left 4 years, ago due to a relationship breakdown which put me in a lot of debt.

    As a young person (19), I broke the law in NSW and was found guilty but no conviction was recorded, as it was my first (and only that I'm aware of) offence.

    I returned to NZ recently and applied for a job but my potential employer told me when they checked my references, my ex Australian employer told him that the Australian Tax Office or ATO 'was after me'.

    I know I have some unpaid fines, stupid stuff stemming from minor traffic offences. Even though I don't have any plans to return to Australia to live, I want to try and ensure everything is sorted out. I can't stand the feeling that I may have an arrest warrant if I visited Australia again.

    I am in a financial position to sort things out, but I don't have enough ID points to do a police check on myself.

    Can anyone please help me with opinions and/or put me in touch with a legal adviser that can help me in this situation. (As a client, not looking for a freebie)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
     
  2. KiwiInDubai

    KiwiInDubai Member

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    Well... It tuned out, I had $1030 in fines outstanding. I have just paid them.

    Is anyone able to assist me with my other queries, or put me in contact with a lawyer who can?

    As I stated, I'm not after a freebie, I just want to get things sorted.
     
  3. Michael T

    Michael T Well-Known Member

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