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Dui Charges & Arrest Warrant

Postby Llara » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:58 pm

Hi, if you have a warrant out for your arrest for a DWI in NJ,  is the warrant valid in other states? If you get stopped by the police in NY, will you be arrested? If you try to board a plane/train in another state, will your records be checked and you'll be taken in?
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Postby Awst » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:37 am

Hi, if you have a warrant out for your arrest for a DWI in NJ,  is the warrant valid in other states? If you get stopped by the police in NY, will you be arrested? If you try to board a plane/train in another state, will your records be checked and you'll be taken in?
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Postby Aldo » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:50 pm

Jen,     A warrant issued in one state is valid in any of the other states.  The key question is whether the state where the warrant was issued is willing to extradite someone back to their state.  For example if someone was wanted for a misdemeanor in Pennsylvania and was arrested in Oregon is probably doubtful that Pennsylvania would go to the expense of plane tickets for the police and prisoner to bring him back to Pennsylvania.  But in adjoining states it is common for states to extradite for misdemeanors.  You really don't know until you get arrested.   I am not sure if the airport people run warrant checks on domestic flights or not.  That would have to be answered by someone who is familiar with Homeland Security type situations.   But the bottom line is that if you are wanted you are going to be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life.  Do you really want that?  
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