I have an fta bench warrant for a dui that is 2 years old. i have traveled within the united states without issue, but need to

Asked about 3 years ago - Newport Beach, CA

travel internationally. will i be arressted at customs

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  1. John M. Kaman

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    Answered . It is unlikely as the data base used by the TSA focuses on more serious crimes. That said, no one can promise you that you can travel with impunity while you have an outstanding warrant. These are times of heightened security and the screws are being tightened. If I had an outstanding warrant I would not attempt to get on an international flight. Tkae care of your problems at home first.

  2. Brian Andrew Bezonsky

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    Answered . You need to address the warrant for the DUI regardless of whether you intend to travel internationally in the future. Otherwise you're going to forever have concerns like these about being detained or arrested.
    Depending on which Judge your case is in front of, an attorney may be able to appear for you without you present to get the warrant vacated and address the underlying DUI charge.

  3. Robert Laurens Driessen

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    Answered . The fact that you have an open warrant it is possible to be arrested for it. This is especially true if going through customs. The best advice is to clear up the warrant. Get this monkey off your back.
    Robert Driessen

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