Can a Judge Use Their Court to Enforce Compliance with a Different Court
My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington
There is a misdemeanor warrant (Assault 4) out on the Eastern side of the state. The warrant is over 10 years old but still valid. Courts will not confirm warrant to LE on Western side of state. (Warrant confirmed only in issuing county)
District court on Western side of state has a current misdemeanor cause for failure to register vehicle within 45 days.
All required orders for cause have been met. District court judge is retaining "bench probation" until cause in Eastern side of state has been resolved and the warrant cleared.
Basically, the District court judge is using her court to try and force compliance with clearing the warrant on the Eastern side of the state when the courts there have no interest in transporting across the state.
All fines, fees, and issues have been resolved in the cause on the Western side, can the judge still hold probation and jail time over head simply to try and force compliance with another judge's cause? There would be no probation if the judge wasn't holding the case open in order to do this.
If you are a reasonable person and I can convince you, then a reasonable argument can be made.