You haven't exactly asked any question, but what you describe is quite typical, and you would be well advised to immediately seek legal counsel and prepare to defend yourself and your rights in this matter.
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Hi there. What you were served with is an Order to Appear. In order for the order to have included language that an arrest warrant would be issued if you failed to appear leads me to believe that you may already have a judgment against you. Of course, if you are served with an Order to Appear, my advice would be to appear. There should have been other papers served with the Order, though. You should have been served with the legal documents that were presented in order to have the Order issued. You should contact an attorney to discuss how to prepare for your upcoming hearing.
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I am not sure what your question is here, however, it sounds like something pretty common has happened to you. The paperwork was served to you by a constable which is good service of such paperwork. You will need to address the issue on the order to appear or, yes, there will be a warrant issued if you fail to appear in court or you will lose the case because of a failure to appear. Depending on what the paperwork says.
I would recommend that you seek counsel and get yourself prepared to defend you and your interest in this matter. I am guessing since it is from a landlord from over a year ago that the landlord is seeking to collect on a debt that he feels that you owe. Even if it was from a year ago when you dealt with this landlord, he still is well within the time-frame allowed to seek collection of the debt from you and he has had you properly served. Please seek assistance in preparing to defend yourself in this matter.
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