Here's a short summary. I was convicted of misdemeanor DUI in Washington state. I was sentenced to 30 days in jail for what the court deemed as my failure to comply with my probation (enroll in alcohol treatment) which I did, but it wasn't adhered to in a punctilious fashion which wasn't entirely my fault because I relocated across state.
I failed to show up for my jail sentence because I would have lost my job, and because of fear of incarceration. This was two years ago. And I've since moved to Oregon to finish school.
Yet I feel this warrant is going to haunt me no matter where I go. I feel I have an obligation to face the music and put this behind me. It eats at me, and I know it will never go away. So what can I do? I have a clean criminal history if that makes any difference at all.
My questions are these:
Am I facing additional charges for not reporting to jail as ordered by the court?
Can I be extradited across state lines for this warrant if stopped by a police officer on a routine traffic stop?
If any of you were in my shoes, what would you do? I'm afraid if I go back, I'll get the book thrown at me and I'll be spending a year in jail. I want to resolve this, but what can I do?