I’m driving down to Mexico for vacation, will I still be able to crossover?
You will have to pass through customs both on the way there and the way back.
It's possible that you could be held up through a background check at the border, and if you have a warrant, taken into custody and held.
I just had a client whose case got dismissed and decided to go to Canada with her boyfriend. Customs held her at the border because they saw the case was pending but did not have updated information that the case had just been dismissed.
I had to drop everything and scan a copy of the dismissal order and email it to her so she could show customs on her phone.
Any warrant needs to be taken seriously, even for a seat belt. Get it taken care of right away.
Yes, you may drive to Mexico physically, but at the border station you will be apprehended, placed in custody in that border state and then processed for extradition in Illinois. Expect a lengthy stay in jail on that warrant.
Recall and quash it ASAP.
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They do not typically issue warrants for seat belt tickets, so I am guessing your charge is more serious then just a no seat belt ticket. Get the warrant dealt with prior to leaving the country or you will have issues.
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