CHP (California Highway Patrol) did not file charges by the time I had my court date. I was told they have one year from the arrest date to file charges. I had plans to move out of state and found out that charges were filed before I moved away. Considering there is now a warrant for my arrest in CA for the DUI, is there any way that I can transfer the case so that I can take care of it in Kansas, where I am not residing. Returning to California would put children in hardship.
No, there is no way to transfer a California DUI charge to have the prosecution occur in Kansas. Contact a California DUI attorney to see if he can get the warrant withdrawn and help you take care of the case. Perhaps something can be done without your having to return. But that is a question for a California lawyer.
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