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Bench Warrant

A warrant issued by the Court for the arrest of a particular person. This type of warrant is issued in a case of contempt, or to bring in a witness who fails to obey a subpoena.

Question: Bench Warrant? I have a bench warrant since 2003 from Los Angeles Superior Court. I never received anything by mail or else, because I leave in France since 2002... I'm a french citizen and I would like to go back to the US to visit my friend in Miami. Do you think I can get arrrested at the airport? What can they do to me ? thank you for your help Laura

Answer: Because of 9/11, every person that enters the US is ran through the NCIC, (National Crime Information Center/Computer), the Bench Warrant could show up. But since it is five years old it might not. I would call the Clerk of Courts - Criminal Division of the Los Angles Superior Court and find out if there is an active bench warrant for you. If so, you might be able to get them to lift it because it is five years old. (A bench warrant is issued when a person fails to make an appearance in Court. If you were charged with a serious crime and did not show up for court, this bench warrant might not get lifted. If it was to testify or a misdemeanor charge, I believe you will be alright. Call the Clerk of Courts.)

 


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CBS News

Fairfax Co. Circuit Court Issues Bench Warrant for Jesse Matthew
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Bench warrant issued for Matthew in 2005 rape

WTOP
WASHINGTON -- A bench warrant has been issued for Jesse Matthew in connection with a 2005 Fairfax County rape. Matthew is the suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham of Alexandria, Virginia. Matthew, 32, was indicted in Fairfax County on ...
 

Fairfax Circuit Court Issues Bench Warrant for Jesse Matthew

The Charlottesville Newsplex
A bench warrant was issued for Jesse Matthew in connection with the charges announced on Monday by Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh. Judge Dennis Smith signed the warrant, which includes the recommendation that Matthew "be ...
 

Bench warrant issued for Emporium man in Cameron County Court

Bradford Era
A warrant was issued for the arrest of John Paul Richards, 32, for failure to appear following his absence from a pre-scheduled plea hearing. His attorney, public defender James Martin, said notices were mailed out to both of the addresses on file as ...
 

Big Island | Bench Warrants | 10-17-14

West Hawaii Today
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public's help in processing court bench warrants. Whenever an individual ignores a court summons or traffic citation, the court issues a bench warrant for that person's arrest. Although most people ...
 

UPI.com

Bench warrant issued for Jesse Matthew in 2005 rape case
UPI.com
 

Massena man charged on county court bench warrant

North Country Now
MASSENA -- Village police say they charged a Massena man on Wednesday on a bench warrant from St. Lawrence County Court. Bernard W. Phillips II, 40, of 411 S. Main St. was arrested at 1:43 p.m. at the county Probation Department office on Harrowgate ...
 

Bench warrant issued for murder suspect Krystal Kersey, who remains in Texas

Mississippi Press (blog)
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Judge Dale Harkey this morning issued a bench warrant for Krystal Kersey, who was scheduled to go on trial in Jackson County today for the murder of her husband. Kersey was formally charged last year with murdering her ...
 

Big Island Now

Police are searching for a Hookena man wanted on a bench warrant
Hawaii 24/7 (press release)
 

Judge issues warrant to transfer Jesse Matthew to Fairfax County to face ...

Washington Post
A judge issued a bench warrant Thursday for Jesse Matthew to be transferred to Fairfax County to face charges related to a 2005 sexual assault. The 32-year-old is currently being held in the Charlottesville area on a count in connection with the high ...