My friend's husband was arrested in Arizona nine years ago and charged with Aggravated DUI-LIC Susp/Rev for DUI. He posted $1,000 bond and skipped out on the court hearing, flew back to NJ, where he has bragged about getting over and has continued to drive drunk. He has even gotten speeding tickets and has not seemed to have suffered any consequence.
I told my friend about Sheriff Joe's Techno-Cop program, where you can search to see if someone has a warrant out for them, and sure enough, a felony warrant was issued for him in 2001, six years after the arrest. My friend and her husband were under the impression that he would be free and clear and could come back to vacation in Arizona seven years after the arrest. They are not the brightest people in the world.
Out of curiousity and out of concern for my friend, who now has a young son and still married to the jerk, I checked the Maricopa County Court website and discovered that a complaint was filed in October 2006, but I don't understand all of the events, so I was hoping to get some insight from an expert as to their meaning so I can explain it to my friend.
Here are the events all filed on the same date: Complaint - P1; Order - P1; Complaint - D2; Motion to transfer - P1; Bindover - D2; Order - D2; Motion to transfer - D2.
I'm guessing this case was bound-over to the Supreme Court. Does that make it more serious, and will the warrant now go into a national system so that this guy will finally have to pay the piper, so to speak?
One last question: can a felony warrant like this affect them getting a mortgage? I'm really concerned for my friend, as she is a stay-at-home mother and they have just sold their home in order to get into something bigger, and I'm afraid everything is going to come crashing down on her.
Thank you for your time.