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Can a person with an outstanding warrant in another state

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Can a person with an outstanding warrant in another state for theft fly to another state without being stopped in the airport
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?
Customer: MA and the warrant issued 3 years ago in PA
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, I just want to know if she can travel
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.
Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney and former prosecutor, and I look forward to assisting you.
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.
As a general rule, there is not a routine warrant check when going through the TSA security check or airline check in process. They are only screening for the "no fly" list, not individual law enforcement warrants.
So, yes, it should be safe to fly with a years old theft warrant.
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.
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