Family member while vacationing in Hawaii was arrested for DUI .Misdemeanor Posted Bail $500. Couldn't attend court hearing. Is back in Ca. Can he be extradited back to Hawaii if it’s a misdemeanor? What would you recommend?
Hire a local CA Atty to handle the matter .
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A warrant is like cancer. If you ignore it, it won't just go away; it will get worse.
He needs to hire a lawyer in Hawaii to clear this up for him. If the charges were filed in California, a lawyer could probably make most of the court appearances on his behalf, but Hawaii law may be very different.
They probably won't extradite over a misdemeanor... but they can ruin his life by suspending his drivers license and other nasty things.
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Recommend retaining an attorney in Hawaii to handle the case.
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