I moved to Washington state and missed court for a dui charge. It was a Class A misdemeanor for driving under the influence of marijuana. I was homeless and couldn’t afford court costs or probation fees. So I went to the only place I had a roof over my head!
Can you be extradited? Yes. Is it likely that the state of Kentucky will pay to transport you back? No. Will this hang over your head—license suspensions, difficulty getting a job, risking getting arrested at any time—until you go to Kentucky and deal with it? Absolutely.
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Yes you can but you likely won't. Hire an attorney to recall your warrants.
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You are unlikely to be extradited, however there are many other licensing consequences that can occur and the active warrant can pop up at the worst times. You should contact the court in Kentucky and get in touch with a public defender (or private attorney) to get this resolved and put behind you.
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