failure to appear in court

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Country: United States of America
State: Arizona

Dear Sir, I received back in 1980 an arrest warrant by an Arizona court for failure to appear in court pursuant to a traffic accident (failure to yield). I would like to know whether there is prescription and, in case the warrant is still in force, whether it is valid in States outside Arizona.

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Normally it is still valid but such warrants are seldomly enforced out of state. More states are trying to coordinate on that though...
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