assuming its a YO case and defendant is now over the age of 18
defenant has been stopped by law enforcement in multiple states,has retrieved his criminal records from the courts clerks office on numerous ocassions. leaving an almost 4 year gap between VOP and rearrest
For starters, the defendant needs to contact a lawyer immediately. A number of factors need to be considered, such as: the underlying conviction and sentence; the basis for the violation (i.e. failure to report, failure to perform a court ordered task, getting arrested for a new offence etc.); the reason for the delay in serving the warrant. Did the defendant move and leave no forwarding address? A lawyer can request the "warrant activity sheet" to determine what efforts were made to locate the defendant and where those efforts reasonable? VOP's are extremely easy for the State to prove so it would be in the defendant's best interests to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP. Also, unless good cause is found by the court a VOP hearing MUST be held within 120 days of the arrest.
Attorney Thygerson is spot on, and I completely agree with his advice.
I would not delay, as that will only cause more difficulty in solving the problem.
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Something does not seem right. As John said, our advice here can only be very general. John gave you the basic info about what will be important. Now it is time you spoke to someone in depth.
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