Is there an alternative to turning myself in regarding a warrant?

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Is there an alternative to turning myself in regarding a warrant?

I was on probation and allowed to leave state with pending charge if probation terms not completed for

remainder of probation. Due to getting a new charge in the state I moved to, I was not able to satisfy the original terms due to incarceration. I have since completed the charges in this 2nd state. I am in CA and I have a warrant from VA. Is there an alternative for me such as paying fines rather than going all the way back to VA?

Asked on May 2, 2017 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Probably not. Typically, when there is a warrant out for a person's arrst, they must travel back to the jurisdicition in question and appear in court before a judge. However, much depends on the underlying offense and surrounding circumstances. At this point, you should directly contact acriminal law attorney who practices in the area of the where the warrant was issued. They can then review the details of your case and advise you further. Just know, as a general rule, warrants do not expire so taking care of this as soon as possible is best.


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