Asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Can someone who has a warrant in another state for a misdemenor get arrested for that warrant in another state?

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The answer is yes. Once you have a warrant for your arrest any police officer who contacts you and is aware of the warrant can arrest you. However, the State that issued the warrant would have to extradite you (pay to have you brought to its jurisdiction). Sometimes, the State will put in its warrant that it will not extradite telling police officers (in effect) not to make the arrest unless you are found in the State that issued the warrant. The best plan is to take care of the warrant, and hire a lawyer to make a plan to get that to happen. Good luck.

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