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Extradition from other states

I was on probation for a gross misdemeanor and then absconded. Can I be extradited from another state

Asked on 12/10/01, 1:52 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Maury Beaulier612.240.8005 Minnesota Lawyers

Re: Extradition from other states

You may be extradited. In most cases, a warrant will issue for your arrest which will be placed on a national database. If you are stopped for any reason by law enforcement, the warrant is likely to appear.

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Answered on 12/10/01, 3:59 pm

Thomas C. Gallagher Gallagher Criminal Defense Services

Re: Extradition from other states

Can you be extradited from another state, after leaving and failing to maintain contact with your probation officer? Yes, it can be done. Many prosecutors offices and-or courts, will cause an arrest warrant (or equivalent) to be issued, but will decide not to spend the money on extradition of a probationer from another state, if the crime of conviction is less than a felony, or not egregious enough to justify the expense. You could check with a criminal defense lawyer in the county and state where you were convicted, to inquire of the normal policy in that county.

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Answered on 12/10/01, 5:23 pm

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