Who knows? But, you will forever have a warrant and the bomdsman will track you down. Don't do it.
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The number of state away is really irrelevant. Extradition is also not your only worry, for $30,000 the bondsman may hunt you down.
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First of all, if the case was in Washington, you aren't going to get a reliable answer from a California attorney. I've had clients in California cases who were extradited from Washington, but I can't predict what another state's courts might do.
You might change the location to Washington.
Second, if you're arrested on a fugitive warrant, you might spend weeks in jail before a decision is made.
Finally, getting extradited is a voyage from hell. You might be able to drive to Washington in a long day, but it could take weeks through the extradition process. They aren't going to charter a private jet, like in the movies. Plan to ride on overcrowded buses, getting shuffled from one institution to another, before you hit your destination. You might also wind up taking the scenic route through other Western states because those are the connections available.
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If it really is a drug possession, why would you do that? You really that many drug possession charges are now misdemeanors right?
Why uproot your life? Just show up to court. You already paid to get out of jail if you posted the bail.
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If you are arrested for anything in "Washington" they will most likely check to see if you have any warrants, nationwide Then they will call California and ask if they want you. Then it is up to California to say yea or nay. Then you may remain in jail in "Washington" for quite sometime either fighting the extradition or waiting for California to come pick you up. In all likelihood you will do more time than if you surrender in California on a misdemeanor, assuming it is a simple possession. You will regret it big time if you don't surrender in California
You are considering a very unwise decision. I don't think the number of states you are away makes any difference. The bail bondsman may come after you. Furthermore, you will be subject to arrest at anytime with an active warrant. Do you want to be on the run over a $30,000 bail? Don't do this, it's not worth it.
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