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    Default How Do Bench Warrants Work

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan

    If a person has a bench warrant for unpaid court fines they have no intention of paying is it in their best interest to avoid the court house and police?

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    Default Re: How Do Bench Warrants Work

    Certainly any contact with law enforcement may result in the person being arrested on the outstanding warrant.

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    Default Re: How Do Bench Warrants Work

    I have court with the person who has the bench warrant in a few weeks. He doesn't know he has a warrant. Could they take him if he shows up to our hearing? I know for a fact that he doesn't have money to square up with his court fines.

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    Default Re: How Do Bench Warrants Work

    They certainly could. But someone would probably have to alert the judge to the fact that there's a warrant. I can only vouch for a few courts here in my state, but the majority of people appearing for non-criminal hearings are not checked for warrants. Someone would have to let the clerk or bailiff know so that the warrant could be discovered and acted upon. Note however that the judge will likely carry out whatever the initial hearing was about, and THEN deal with the warrant.

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