Posted by Jake on 5/20/10
May 21, 2010...
I observed a case, or let me better say. In a case I worked
on as a paralegal, I saw that that the state authorities of
one state made absolutely no effort to extradite a defendant
on a misdemeanor warrant, after the defendant resided in
another state. The defendant continuously and purposefully
made contact with he DA's office and complaining police
department. The defendant frequently sent letters(4-6mo.
apart) advising them of his current address and telephone
number(s), and asking them to notify him if they needed him to
come back to the warrant state. The communications where sent
USPS Return Reciept/certified mail.
As I said, this defendant had communicate many and numerous
times with the police and DA's office in the "warrant" issuing
state and these never asked him to come back to that state.
The defendant then had a lawyer send several letters to the
DA's office, to which the DA's never responded back.
In the end after 4 years the defendant hired an attorney in
the "warrant state" and the attorney made an appearance on
behalf of the defendant. The charge was dismissed and the
defendant, never appeared in court. Charges where dismissed.
It may have been that the case grew and was stale, and that
the evidence was flimsy and the judge felt it was not worth
continuing it. end result, the case was dismissed over the
Not to say that this will happen in your or any other case
again. But it did happen. You might consider consulting an
attorney in both WA and HI. The consult will give you info you
need and will be well worth the money spent. Some attorneys
will give you a consult for free.
Keep in mind, that this warrant being "out there", may cause
you problems. You should consult an attorney in your
jurisdiction as to what problems may arise for you in HI as a
result of an outstanding warrant in Washington State.
Best of luck.
On 5/07/10, MANUEL wrote:
> CAN I BE EXTRADITED FROM KONA HI BACK TO WA STATE FOR
> MISTEMENOR WARRENTS FOR DUI
Posts on this thread, including this one
- EXTRADITION, 5/07/10, by MANUEL.
- Re: EXTRADITION, 5/20/10, by Jake.
- Re: EXTRADITION, 5/23/10, by What likely happened....