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Rule 95. Warrant

(a) Immediate custody in public interest. In lieu of summons in the event that misconduct alleged in the complaint indicates that immediate custody of the child is in the public interest, the judge may issue a warrant.

(b) Failure to appear. In the event that any person or persons fail to appear in court as required by summons, the judge may issue a warrant.

(c) Form. The warrant shall be in the same form as the summons except that it shall command that the person or persons named therein be taken into custody and placed in detention, or brought before the court.

(d) Service and return. The provisions of Rule 122(c) shall apply.

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