I have a warrant in california 2005 pretty serious. I left to a different state and now i want to know if i can fly internationally? I had my driver's license and social security check by a california police officer that i know. He said theres no record of me? How is this possible? There was a warrant served for me at my house when issued. Now its gone???
More information is needed. I would not even consider flying anywhere before confirming whether or not this warrant remains outstanding or not. Contact an attorney in the county where the warrant issued or the court clerk to confirm. Clear the warrant before you attempt international travel.
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A warrant, once issued, generally does not go away. I'm surprised a police officer checked on it for you. If the warrant is still out, then you will probably not be able to fly internationally and certainly not be able to return if you could get out of the country.
I had a client many years ago who found out about an outstanding warrant on the return from a cruise ship vacation. That person was held until I was able to get the warrant cleared.
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I completely agree. You need to retain a local attorney to check the status of the warrant and to do what can be done to clear it. Risking international travel could turn out very badly and much more expensive than if you address the matter first.
I agree that I wouldn't be flying anywhere, especially internationally, with an outstanding warrant. Your cop friend may be wrong about no record of your warrant because warrants do not just go away. You can check yourself by calling the warrants division or having an attorney check at the warrant bureau.
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It depends which county your warrant is in, you may be able to determine the existence of the warrant on your own. In San Diego you can go to this website: http://apps.sdsheriff.net/warrant/waar.aspx
In Sacramento they do not have an online system but you can call the sheriffs department at 916-874-5088 and give them your name and date of birth and they will let you know whether there is a warrant in their system. Each county is different.
If you do in fact have a warrant you can retain a private attorney to handle the matter or call the Public Defender in your area and have them put the matter on the courts calendar to clear the warrant.
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