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I have an outstanding DUI warrant in one state....Would that warrant show in another state? or background check in another state

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Possibly show as a failure to appear suspension. Depends upon how extensive the background check a phrase with no legal meaning is.

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It will likely show on law enforcement warrant checks and may cause you problems getting bail on any new charge. If it is a felony warrant, you would likely be held for extradition.

Some background checks will show the warrant, others will not.

You should try to address the warrant by hiring a lawyer in the jurisdiction where it is outstanding.

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Its not clear to what sort of warrant you refer. Do you mean warrant for your arrest on a DUI charge or warrant for failure to appear for a hearing on your DUI charge? I would think both might be available to a police officer in any state checking for warrants (for instance, during a traffic stop). Its likely that a background check would show any open cases, so it would probably reveal any open warrants.

You really ought to speak with an attorney in your area to get advice on how you might clear up your warrants.

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Thank you for your reply, its a warrant for failure to appear for a hearing on my DUI charge, would that warrant appear if I am applying for a job in another state...I will take care of it, and show to court, but I don't want to miss out on job opportunities, if the employer does a background check.