Q: WILL FLORIDA ARREST ME ON A WARRANT FROM NJ 23 YEARS AGO FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH 15 DAYS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE?
A: Most warrants can remain on the books forever. Normally a warrant is discovered when a person is stopped for a traffic violation or when there is some other reason for law enforcement to run a background check. The typical procedure when a warrant is found is to contact the issuing agency to determine whether they are willing to extradite the subject of the warrant. This determination is made based on the seriousness of the charge and the costs involved in returning the person to the jurisdiction that issued the warrant. Rather than living with an outstanding warrant, it may be advisable to contact an attorney in New Jersey to see if there is a way that the warrant can be withdrawn.
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