What is a warrant hold?

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What is a warrant hold?

A state university is threatening to place a warrant hold with the state comptroller over $100 they say I owe due to apartment damages trash in apartment. I left the apartment 1 year ago and there was no trash or any other damages. I dispute that I owe it but they are threatening the warrant hold and reports to credit bureaus

Asked on May 21, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Texas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In the criminal filed a warrant hold is when there is more than one arrest warrant pending for a person in different counties or states and the person is picked up on one warrant and held no more than 72 hours so that the second warrant can be implemented by the second county or state. If not implemented, the person arrested is free to go so long as bail is posted as to the first warrant.

As to the specifics of your question concerning a warrant hold with respect to a debt allegedly owed, it makes no sense from a legal perspective unless there are different civil judgments against where you failed to attend an order of examination served upon you and bench warrants were  issued for your arrest due to your failure to appear at the orders of examinations in different counties or states.


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