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    Default Limits on Extradition in a Felony Warrant

    I have a felony warrant in WA state for forgery (class C felony). One warrant had previously been issued when I missed court not knowing charges had actually been file (I quit looking for charges to be filed after like 6 months after talking to the sheriff in the area). When I got OR'd I noticed the warrant stated "Extradition: IN THIS STATE ONLY". After many continuance, I got scared of the prospect of having to do prison time since I was a single parent of an infant.

    My question is, if the new warrant also says "Extradition in this state only" like the last one did (I'm assuming it does, but don't know for sure), and I'm now living in Wyoming (roughly 1,000 miles away) would it show up if I got pulled over at a traffic stop or tried to get a driver's license here (my driver's license was actually from the state of Oregon since I had moved there for school prior to knowing about the first warrant) would this warrant show up? If I'm outside the extradition area and it shows up, could I be arrested anyway? Would having the warrant prevent me from getting a license in the new state?

    I know I should take care of the issue, and I plan to when my child is old enough to understand that I have to go away for a while but will come back. Until then I need to try to keep my family together.

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    Default Re: Limits on Extradition in a Felony Warrant

    I can't see the warrant from here, but if a state issues a warrant that indicates its scope is limited "to this state only" the reasonable inference is that the pickup radius is statewide.

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    Default Re: Limits on Extradition in a Felony Warrant

    I don't know your criminal Hx, or the details of your case, but if this is your first felony and its for forgery the chances are that you won't be sentenced to prison. You'd likely get a few years probation, and perhaps even some sort of downward departure/deferral to eliminate the conviction from public record if you successfully complete your terms of probation.

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    Default Re: Limits on Extradition in a Felony Warrant

    Why did you post that to a thread from 2011?

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    Default Re: Limits on Extradition in a Felony Warrant

    My apologies. I clicked a linked forum topic under "similar threads", and failed to see that it was an ancient post. Won't happen again

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    Default Re: Limits on Extradition in a Felony Warrant

    I have a felony warrant. And my question is, Is there any where in this world, where they don't extradite? And how does the warrant work.

    I have a felony warrant and was wondering if I go to another state and get stopped for any reason. Just say misdemeanor stuff. Would my warrant pop up right than and there when my name is ran?

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