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Getting marriage license when you have a warrant? Hiatusssssssssss Montana 6248 posts
16th Aug '11

So me and SO have gone back and forth a million times about getting married. We know we will someday, just not sure when. Anyways, he has a warrant that is 7-10 years old. We were under the impression all these years he just had to take a few classes and pay a few fines and it would be squashed. Come to find out it is a warrant with an arrestable amount in that county. He plans to get it taken care of, but it will have to wait until we save up the money. We have always planned to elope and have a reception later on. But here's the thing. The county the warrant is in (5 hours away) said if he stepped into the courthouse for any reason and they knew about it that they would arrest him. Being this far away he has been pulled over twice and has even gotten a gov't job. All those times the warrant was brought up but he was let go anyways. Do you think he would be able to go into the courthouse to get a marriage license without being arrested since we are so far away? Or will he probably get arrested since it is the courthouse- so it is different than getting pulled over or having a gov't job?



Sorry if any of this doesn't make sense.. but if anyone has some insight that would be awesome! TIA ladies! :D

Mrs. Mendez 2 kids; North Carolina 31 posts
16th Aug '11

What's the warrant for?

hellokittymama TTC since Jul 2010; 2 kids; Pennsylvania 183 posts
16th Aug '11

i dont think they will give you one if he has an outstanding warrent

HACKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!DUMB B Due November 29; 32 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 741 posts
16th Aug '11

no. they dont do checks on your background when you get a marriage license... but i believe on the paper it asks you if you were convicted of a crime or have any outstanding warrents. you COULD lie but i wouldnt.

Hiatusssssssssss Montana 6248 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting Mrs. Mendez
user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
16th Aug '11

I don't know why he was able to get a government job with an outstanding warrant...

Hiatusssssssssss Montana 6248 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting mama BAWSE!:" I don't know why he was able to get a government job with an outstanding warrant..."


They asked him about it, he explained what it was for- and that was it. Basically just like any other job. It is a misdemeanor from when he was 18-ish so they weren't worried about it I guess.

Crazy Cat Lady ♥ 2 kids; Peru, New York 2654 posts
16th Aug '11

you could always call and ask :lol:

HACKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!DUMB B Due November 29; 32 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 741 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting mama BAWSE!:" I don't know why he was able to get a government job with an outstanding warrant..."


yeah. thats usually impossible...i dont know about where you live but in honolulu if you have so much as a outstanding medical bill or unpaid traffic ticket that makes you ineligible for a govt job.

hellokittymama TTC since Jul 2010; 2 kids; Pennsylvania 183 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting XxMeriahxX:" They asked him about it, he explained what it was for- and that was it. Basically just like any other job. It is a misdemeanor from when he was 18-ish so they weren't worried about it I guess. "

i wouldnt say that..lol. I have a fine from reading...there crime rate is through the damn roof and they came after me for a warrent for following to closely...picked me up at work and all...lol

user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting XxMeriahxX:" They asked him about it, he explained what it was for- and that was it. Basically just like any other job. It is a misdemeanor from when he was 18-ish so they weren't worried about it I guess. "

But it's still outstanding. What job did he have?

Hiatusssssssssss Montana 6248 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting ~* Strawberry Kisses~*:" yeah. thats usually impossible...i dont know about where you live but in honolulu if you have so much as a outstanding medical bill or unpaid traffic ticket that makes you ineligible for a govt job."


He has unpaid medical bills and a warrant. He works at a nuclear facility which is technically a gov't job. It is a much more tedious process with all the fancy background checks into his entire family, medical tests, and all that jazz. It was brought up in his hiring process and they just let it go. He has been working there for over 2 years now and it has never been brought up since.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting XxMeriahxX:" So me and SO have gone back and forth a million times about getting married. We know we will someday, ... [snip!] ... a gov't job? Sorry if any of this doesn't make sense.. but if anyone has some insight that would be awesome! TIA ladies! :D"


What is the Gov't job he has? It is possible at anytime that he can be arrested for this warrant.

Hiatusssssssssss Montana 6248 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting hellokittymama:" i wouldnt say that..lol. I have a fine from reading...there crime rate is through the damn roof and they came after me for a warrent for following to closely...picked me up at work and all...lol"


:shock:
That's crazy!

hellokittymama TTC since Jul 2010; 2 kids; Pennsylvania 183 posts
16th Aug '11
Quoting XxMeriahxX:" :shock: That's crazy!"

yup!
but to be on the safe side id get the warrent squared away first..lol