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    Default I've Violated My Probation and Left the State and Want to Know Some Details

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio. I violated my probation in Ohio and didn't appear for my court date because i knew I would be sent to jail or prison because it wasn't the first time i violated. I was on felony probation, my 1st felony, for possession of 40 dollars worth of heroin. So I left Ohio and moved to Alabama. My question is what will happen if a law enforcement officer from Alabama runs my info.? Will my Ohio warrant show up and if so what will happen? Will I be extradited back to Ohio? Will I be arrested in Alabama and be ordered to serve my jail/prison time there?
    I am very curious about this and any help and info. will be much, much appreciated.

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    Default Re: I've Violated My Probation and Left the State and Want to Know Some Details

    We cannot predict the future.

    If you are stopped, the officer certainly could see an outstanding warrant and incarcerate you. During that incarceration, the Alabama authorities will ask Ohio if they want to pay to ship you back.

    We cannot predict what Ohio's answer will be.

    If they say yes, you go back to Ohio and serve your time. If they say no, you get released... until the next time you are picked up.

    Each time will cost you between one and three days in jail depending on the day of the week and the time of year and the workload on both sides.

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    well I certainly appreciate the feedback! thank you! So hmmm...if I get arrested or pulled over or whatever and the Alabama authorities contact Ohio I'm guessing (or hoping) that Ohio will not want to pay to ship me all the way back for a small amount drug possession charge. If that's the case and I serve a few days in an Alabama jail and get released are you saying if i get pulled over a week later that the same warrant will show up again and I will be in the same exact situation again? In other words, if Ohio does not want to pay to ship me back and I serve a short time in jail the warrant like never goes away? (-unless of course, I go back to Ohio and take care of it by turning myself in or whatever.)

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    Well, I've been reading thru other posts on this wonderfully helpful and remarkably resourceful website and I think I may already know the answer to my question.
    If I do not face my warrant in Ohio, it will never go away. And every time a law enforcement officer runs my info. I will be arrested because of it. Now, this might seem to some, a stupid issue to leave unresolved, but I am looking at it like this: (assuming Ohio does not want to pay to have me shipped all the way back for a small amount drug possession charge) all i have to do is stay out of trouble and it seems almost a no-brainer. If I were to turn myself in in Ohio I'd be looking at between 2 and 12 months in jail or prison. I'm 38 yrs. old. Law enforcement has ran my info. 4 times in my life. Twice for speeding tickets, once for a parking ticket, and once for this F-5 (the smallest felony in Ohio and the only trouble I have ever been in. I've never had a misdemeanor and this is my only felony.) Now, with my youth and (mild) reckless behavior behind me (and believe me, it's behind me!), I say odds are a law officer might run my info. 2, maybe 3 more times in my life. Even if it turns out to be 4 times, and all 4 fall on friday's, that's a total of about 12 to 14 days in jail...nonconsecutive! Sooo...it's 14 days, nonconcurrent versus 2 to 12 months straight. Now i never was very good at math but the former seems to be the more sensible option, for he who detests being in jail. Now I know for this scenario to work Ohio has to not want to pay to have me shipped back (and i think that will be the case, it's not like it was a major felony or a violent crime or anything like that. All my fines are paid) And as far as jobs go, i am a landscaper for life. 90% of landscaping companies don't do background checks, so nothing to worry about there.
    So, as it turns out, I guess my only real question isn't even a question pertaining to the law but more to......um.....I'm not sure of how I'm trying to put this, but basically I guess I'm asking is my thinking on this fantastically absurd? because obviously I do not want to spend a lot of time in jail. I did 5 strait days when i originally got arrested for this and I thought I was going to lose my mind in there.
    Actually I just thought of another important question (I can't believe I didn't think to ask this till just now,) Does having a warrant interfere with things such as renewing your drivers liscense and auto. plates?
    p.s. I apologize if this post is inappropriate.

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    Default Re: I've Violated My Probation and Left the State and Want to Know Some Details

    No, a warrant will never go away.

    Yes, a warrant will prevent you from obtaining a driver's license and passport.

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    Default Re: I've Violated My Probation and Left the State and Want to Know Some Details

    Quote Quoting cyjeff
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    We cannot predict the future.

    If you are stopped, the officer certainly could see an outstanding warrant and incarcerate you. During that incarceration, the Alabama authorities will ask Ohio if they want to pay to ship you back.

    We cannot predict what Ohio's answer will be.

    If they say yes, you go back to Ohio and serve your time. If they say no, you get released... until the next time you are picked up.

    Each time will cost you between one and three days in jail depending on the day of the week and the time of year and the workload on both sides.
    Naw no it wont. When i had a out of state warrant they usually will let me go on the spot because they know they wouldnt pick me up.

    But then again I never had felony warrants

    But yea more then likely since its a felony probation warrant the cops well some may try to fool with you . They dont like felony warrants especially when people skip town..

    But I doubt Ohio will come down to get for this.

    When i had a probation warrant whenever I got pulled over they wouldnt even mention anything about it and say to me have a good day.

    I had 3 ohio warrants and living in TN now. Still got the ohio warrants. But those are for tickets

    But you never know if they will come and get you...
    EXAMPLE

    Say Ohio already is coming to maybe Memphis TN to pick up a murder suspect and extradite him back, then you get pulled over. Ohio will see that they are already headed that way so they will be like yea we might as well get him since we are already down there...


    I know MI dont go no more then 60 miles for misdemeanor warrants

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    We can do this all day. The bottom line is, nobaody knows. I served a warrant in Illinois for a case he violated in Louisiana. Take your chances and roll the dice, or turn yourself in and take care of the inevitable.

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