Can you go to court to settle a warrant that you have in another state?

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Can you go to court to settle a warrant that you have in another state?

My boyfriend was living in VA and got some traffic tickets. He paid them off but never appeared in court because he moved to TX. Now he has a warrant out for his arrest in VA. His job will not grant him a badge until he settles this in court. Does he have to fly back to VA or can he settle this in a TX court?

Asked on June 22, 2018 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, a Texas court has no power or "jurisdication" over a warrant issued by the state of Virginia: they are different court sytems, different governments, operate under different sources of power or authority, and have different laws. Each state's courts only has power over its own warrants; he will have to go to VA.


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