I live in Texas, my fiance and I want to get married Before I turn myself in on a motion to revoke my felony probation. There's a strong likelihood that I'll Be away for a while, so it's important to us that we get to do this beforehand.
I don't know of any county clerks that run warrants when people apply for marriage licenses.
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Anything is possible, but no background check is performed by a clerk when an application for a marriage license is filed. That being said, if a warrant is outstanding for your arrest, you are subject to arrest and detention if you are stopped for a traffic citation, driving to the court house, leaving the courthouse, going on your honeymoon, etc. You may want to talk with a local attorney before you take this life long commitment of marriage.
Every year there are literally hundreds of questions like this on this forum. The answer is that the marriage license people usually do not do warrants checks on all of the people who apply for marriage licenses, their job is limited to issuing the licenses. You know that you can be arrested anytime and any where.
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