What happens if I have a warrant for a probation violation and take off to Utah?
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Your question has two possible issues:
If you are on a court ordered criminal probation, and you move out of State without probation and court approval- then yes, a warrant will likely issue for your arrest. The warrant will be in the form of Probation violations. One term of probation is not moving without permission, and of course -absconding supervision.
You mentioned Adult Mental health "behavioral health" supervision. This is NOT the same as a criminal probation order. If a court has ordered certain terms of mental health compliance- like medications, checking in with hospitals or doctors, weekly/monthly -and you are non-compliant- then the Judge may have the power to hold you in contempt - thus holding you. Whether or not the court would issue a bench warrant is TBD. If a court date is set regarding your behavioral Heath contract, and you fail to appear because you moved out of state - then YES a - failure to appear bench warrant would issue for your arrest.