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Can you fly out of state with a misdemeanor warrant?

Misdemeanor for getting caught driving without a license then failure to appear on a court date.

Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
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Go to the court you will probably get summary probation and then you can fly out of the state.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/29/2012

Answer By Steven Alpers

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I do not know what information is in any database which might be kept by the TSA. If you are leaving to avoid prosecution that is a separate crime.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/29/2012

Answer By Terry Nelson
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You will be arrested on the warrant at the airport. To handle a warrant, you must turn yourself in to the issuing court, with or without an attorney. You'll try to negotiate a recall of the warrant[s] and negotiate a plea bargain on the Failure to Appear charge. You'll try to negotiate bail reduction or OR release. You'll try to negotiate a plea bargain or take to trial the outstanding charge that caused the warrant. Turning yourself in voluntarily will result in a better outcome than being brought in chains to court after arrest on the warrant. That can happen if you come in contact with law enforcement or customs anywhere in the US. Unless you're competent to effectively represent yourself in court against a professional prosecutor trying to put you in jail, most people hire an attorney who can.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/29/2012

Answer By Jeff Yeh
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Generally airlines don't monitor warrants for domestic flights unless you are most-wanted. And since it is a misdemeanor, even if you are pulled over in another state, chances are they won't extradite you back. But, you should take care of the warrant! Since it is a misdemeanor, an attorney can appear in court without you, so it is less risky.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/29/2012

The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
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Yes, but why not appear on the warrant. it might show up in he state you go to if you were stopped.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/29/2012

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