Legal Question in Criminal Law in Ohio

A friend of mine was arrested in Ohio on a domestic violence charge, but he gave the police a false name and birth date. He now lives in Michigan and is incarcerated there for unrelated charges. Ohio knows that he lied about his name and is sending the jail in Michigan his photo to confirm their suspisions. I think he also has a failur to appear in Ohio, under the false name. My question is: Will Ohio come and get him for lying about his name? Or is the crime not "bad enough" for them to spend all the money on the extradition?

Asked on 2/16/10, 7:12 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Edward DiCato Edward DiCato Attorney at Law

Generally, a state will not extradite for a misdemeanor. They will, however, do so for a felony. Please feel free to conatct me if you have further questions. Ed DiCato

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Answered on 2/21/10, 7:19 pm

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