How long after judge signs warrant do they have before it expires?

Asked on April 9, 2017 under Criminal Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not a warrant will expire depend on the type of warrant it is. If it is a bench warrant, it will never expire. Even if it is a warrant which can become moot, it will typically remain active for years. So clearing this all up would be in your best interest. You should consult directly with an attorney who practices criminal law in the area of where the warrant was issued. They can best advise you further.

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