Looking for opinions from attorneys in Pennsylvania. I am charged with 2709 stalking and harassment, one count each as a Misdemeanor 1.
I believe the charges to be exaggerated. A law enforcement official I know in another jurisdiction agreed with me. The issue is that this is a small jurisdiction and the prosecution will not do anything less. I don't have the resources to fight this. I have heard DAs don't generally extradite on misdemeanors. How true is this? I've also heard there is sometimes a radius for extradition. Is that true? I have a way to survive in another country (I know I would need to forget about coming back). What is the likelihood that a small rural jurisdiction would look for me? There was no violence involved. I find it hard to think that the state governor or the state dept would be interested in me, but would like to hear an expert opinion.
I know I haven't laid out all the facts and no one has a crystal ball but I am looking for expert opinions. Someone who can tell me to the best of their knowledge and experience what is likely to take place. Thank you.
Running to another country is not a good idea. Many occasions on misdemeanors there is no extradition however you could be placed in custody until the government decides to extradite and they have 120 days to do that. Speak to a criminal defense lawyer.
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It's generally true that states will not extradite for a misdemeanor case. It appears you are looking for a way to evade answering for these charges by moving to another state. This is a bad plan as you could still be arrested and sit in jail until they make a decision. Don't run away from your issues.
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