Out on misdemeanor signature bond in Wisconsin for misdemeanor battery and I move to Minnesota can I be arrested and extradited back to Wisconsin if stopped
Not if you apppesr in Court as required and commit no new offenses. There should be no problem, but make sure you report any change of address to the Court and make your court appearances. Extradition is normally reserved for felony crimes BUT misdemeanor offfenses can be subject to extradition. It’s not worth it.
If your bond doesn't preclude you from leaving the state, as long as you provide the court with your new address, and continue to make all of your court appearances, you should not be in violation of your bond. If you are talking about leaving and not coming back, that is a new crime called bail jumping. If you take off, in addition to a warrant, they will forfeit your bond and enter civil judgment against you for the face amount of the bond. You will likely be detained by law enforcement upon contact anywhere you go while they clarify whether or not WI will extradite. While extradition is normally not undertaken in misdemeanor cases, you may have difficulty traveling by air, and you will be snatched up and held if you come home for the holidays, or return home for any other reason. Don't do it. You'll only make your situation worse.
This answer is provided for general information only. No legal advice can be given without a consult as to the specifics of the case.
Yes, you CAN. The real question is "Will you?". Usually warrants issued in the State of Wisconsin will specify where the warrant may be executed. Frequently warrants in felony cases are executable anywhere in the United States and misdemeanor warrants are usually executable only within the State of Wisconsin. However, this is simply a general rule and does not ALWAYS apply. Don't run. These types of warrants never expire and it will be out there forever until you take care of the case. Resolve the case and then move on with your life. Obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist you with resolving this the right way now. The time to address this case is now, not a few years from now when you don't like the results and their effect upon your employment. Stay and deal with this.
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