Atlantic Beach, FL asked in Criminal Law and Collections for Florida

Q: I just recently discovered that I have a warrant in Harris County, Texas for larceny. I lived in FL since 2015.

This resulted from a $30 check written at a Houston supermarket in 2015. The check was NSF and I had no idea because I moved. I contacted Harris County Sheriff, but no info can be obtained over the phone. Do I have to return to Houston and turn myself in to resolve this?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Contact a Texas attorney to get the case resolved.

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should definitely get an attorney in Texas to handle this case. You may have a statute of limitations issue, but you will not know until you have a Texas attorney review the case. Attorneys outside of Texas will generally not handle something like unless they belong to the Texas Bar. I, for example, am only licensed to practice in Florida, and I often handle cases where people have moved as far away as California and later find out they have legal issues in Florida. Good luck

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