Yes, you have a warrant outstanding in Arizona. This may or may not show up on a background check, depending upon the nature of the charges and the extent of a check performed on you. If you have reported employment and residence in AZ, then it is likely that the investigator will check your criminal background there and discover the outstanding warrant.
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Yes, you most likely have a default warrant. As for your question on how to handle the situation from out of state-you need to contact an Arizona attorney. Good luck.
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You need to hire an AZ criminal defense attorney to locate the case, set aside any warrant that may be outstanding and resolve the matter. The attorney will advise as to what, if any, options are available to you,
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It is likely that you have a warrant. It is possible that it will show up on a background check. It may also at some point result in your license being suspended in Massachusetts. Some states have reciprocal agreements and can suspend your license for issues in other states. Massachusetts has this type of agreement with many states. Contact a criminal defense attorney in the area where this happened in Arizona. That attorney should be able to confirm with the court that the warrant exists and can advise you on how best to handle it. I have at times been able to handle cases involving warrants in Massachusetts without the person appearing. Generally though, in this state, a person does need to appear to address the issue. The lawyer may be able to speak with the Arizona prosecutor and have everything prepared in advance to address the case on one date and resolve the matter once and for all. This will prevent you from having to make multiple trips back.
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If you responded in pleadings via mail, then you essentially consented to the Arizona court having jurisdiction over you. This means, if you failed to show for a hearing, a default warrant was likely issued against you. The warrant procedures differ from state to state, but missing a scheduled court date in most circumstances = a warrant being issued agaisnt you.
Warrants do show up on fingerprint criminal background checks. In fact, I suspect that if you get arrested in Mass., this Arizona default warrant may pop up.