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Q: Will I be arrested at the airport if I fly into the country from abroad and I have a bench warrant against me?

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Stuart Gregory Steingraber

Answered
  • Corona, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Probably not. Bench warrants for failure to appear in civil matters are low on the Sheriff's priority list. Bench warrants for criminal matters are higher on the list. You don't say why you have a bench warrant outstanding so more information is needed to give you useful advice.

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