Warrant in another state. Should I worry about traveling?

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Warrant in another state. Should I worry about traveling?

I currently have an active felony warrant for cashing a stolen check in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I reside in Reno, Nevada. This warrant was administered when I was 17 and I am currently 22. I have a trip planned to go visit my mother in Georgia on November 17th. I am curious if I should worry about being picked up by law enforcement when I arrive at the airport. I have gotten pulled over in reno for minor traffic violations and they’ve told me about the warrant but that’s it’s not extraditable. I plan on resolving this as soon as possible. What do I do?

Asked on October 30, 2016 under Criminal Law, Nevada

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule, for domestic travel airlines do not typically check passenger names against criminal databases. The reason is that such databases are large and to incorporate such checks into the booking and check-in process would be a huge time and financial undertaking for the airlines. That having been said, while it would be challenging to perform database checks for all domestic flights, they are routinelt performed for international flights. 


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