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My boyfriend has an outstanding civil warrant for contempt

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My boyfriend has an outstanding civil warrant for contempt of court. He need to fly from the United States to Dubai for business. Does he have to worry about being arrested either leaving or entering the United States?

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To answer your question directly, if this warrant was entered against him, it can appear on database review. Once a warrant, be it civil or criminal, is issued, the individual can be arrested upon having his information reviewed. It is fairly unlikely that customs will arrest him, but it is possible once a warrant is issued. Perhaps before he flies he may want to contact the court and negotiate removal of the warrant from his record, such as via payment of a fine.


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