If I want to get married but have a warrant for my arrest, when I go to the clerk’s office to apply for a marriage license, will my warrant show up on their computer?

Get Legal Help Today

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

If I want to get married but have a warrant for my arrest, when I go to the clerk’s office to apply for a marriage license, will my warrant show up on their computer?

If yes, I know the best thing to do is get it taken care of. I don’t need to be advised of that.

Asked on December 30, 2015 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Most clerks will not run a criminal background check when they are issuing a license.... so not usually an issue.  The problem, though, is that you have a warrant out which usually pops up at the worst possible time. Yes... you really need to get the warrant taken care of so it doesn't mess up any part of the wedding your new life.  Call a criminal attorney and see if they can broker a deal with the DA or prosecutors office where you walk through and resolve the situation.  That's usually the quickest and easiest way to deal with minor warrants.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption