Brooklyn, NY asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for New York

Q: If I have a bench warrant in NY and have a court case in PA would I get arrested in court when I appear in court in PA

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Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mineola, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It depends what the bench warrant is connected to and whether extradition has been approved. Why not retain NY counsel to clear the bench warrant and try working out a deal. That’s much better than letting a warrant sit out there forever.

Richard Hochhauser
Richard Hochhauser
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you were in custody in PA, then PA will look to see if you have a "hold" in New York, which means that New York has an active warrant for you. Even if there were an active warrant, New York would still need to be willing to extradite you in order to hold you.

If you are going to PA court out of custody, then you typically do not need to be worried about being arrested for a bench warrant from another state.

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