If you have to go to court in a city where you have a warrant out for a separate matter, can they arrest you?

Asked on August 11, 2015 under Criminal Law, Missouri

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be arrested in this case. If the police or sheriff's officers in a city or county were you have a warrant out for you see or locate you in their jurisdiction, they can arrest you for that warrant even if you are there for a court appearance; appearing in court for one matter does not give you any immunity to being arrested on a second matter.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be arrested in this case. If the police or sheriff's officers in a city or county were you have a warrant out for you see or locate you in their jurisdiction, they can arrest you for that warrant even if you are there for a court appearance; appearing in court for one matter does not give you any immunity to being arrested on a second matter.


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