How likely is it that one state will extradite someone fromanother statefor assault warrants?

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How likely is it that one state will extradite someone fromanother statefor assault warrants?

My boyfriend is in jail in MI. However, TX has placed a hold on him for 2 assault warrants. One is for a felony and the other is a warrant for violating a protection order. TX has placed a hold on him before in 2007, but released the hold the next day. Is it really worth their time and the cost to extradite him?

Asked on November 4, 2010 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I think that you should seek help from a criminal attorney in your area on helping your boyfriend with this matter.  No one can tell you if Texas thinks that it is worth their time and cost to extradite your boyfriend.  The issue is is that they can if they want to.  And really that is the end of that.  Since they have placed a hold on him while he is being held in Michigan there is a good chance that they will follow up on the matter.  Even if they release the hold, is it worth having them outstanding and each and every time something as small as a traffic infraction comes up they pop up again?  He needs to deal with them now.  The longer it goes on the longer he has to live in fear of the inevitable.  Good luck. 


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