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  1. #1
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    Default Can a Lawyer Find Out if There is a Bench Warrant Out on Me

    My question involves an arrest warrant from the State of: NJ

    A long time ago (more than 25 years), I didn't appear in court for a DWI. I would like to resolve this now. But I want as much info in advance as I can have. Knowing whether there is a warrant viewable from NCIC would be important for me to know. Does anyone here know if I can find that out from a lawyer, even though I'm now living in another state?

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    Default Re: Can a Lawyer Find Out if There is a Bench Warrant Out on Me

    Yes, you can find out with the help of an attorney. S/he can place a few phone calls to the jurisdiction in which the warrant was issued (or purportedly issued), then help you negotiate the terms of your surrender.

    (Often, this involves showing up at the courthouse with your checkbook open.)

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    Default Re: Can a Lawyer Find Out if There is a Bench Warrant Out on Me

    Generally yes. Unless the complaint and indictment are under seal. Then the arrest warrant would generally be under seal as well. Heck at that point the whole file is under seal until the arrest of the defendants.

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