defend skipped town after paying all fees, but not doing any MADD meetings or house arrest
It sounds like this is misdemeanor. If so, the warrant will let the police know you are wanted. If they come in contact with you, they will arret you. MADD makes me think this was a DUI. If so, the judge could revoke your probation and put you in jail for up to 6 months.
If this was a misdemeanor case - probably very little. The cops rarely go out looking for people with warrants from misdemeanor matters, they simply don't have the time.
However, if he gets stopped for any other reason, the cops will discover his warrant and arrest him and take him to jail. The judge will consider that when deciding on a bond amount.
Not completing probation will also have implications for the charges that put him on probation. If he was given suspended jail time that depended on the successful completion of probation, he will likely have to serve those suspended days now.
Not sure what the question really is? If a warrant is issued for one's arrest, several things are possible. The defendant can surrender in court or at the jail, s/he can just hang out until arrested , if ever. The latter can occur within the jurisdiction [state, county] where the warrant was issued or as a result of an extradition in some other jurisdiction.
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