I want to apply for a passport. Can a bench warrant prevent me from applying for or obtaining a Passport?

Asked 7 months ago - Worcester, MA

I had a bench warrant issued for an old gas bill. I made the court appearance this week. If I applied for a passport today will that prevent me from being issued a Passport? Could I also get the passport rushed if I applied for it at the post office?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Henry Lebensbaum

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . there are a number of ways to expedite passport processing.

    Is it a civil warrant? It may have expired.

    Criminal Law (all misdemeanor & felonies in District and Superior Courts), Drunk Driving and Drug arrests, Sex... more
  2. Daniel S Gindes

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . This civil capias will not be a problem at the passport office.

    This is not to be considered legal advise and i do not represent you absent a signed agreement. No serious legal... more
  3. David C. Newton


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Your best bet to expedite is to go to the passport office.

    This is not intended as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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