My husband was arrested dec. 23, 2017 on a warrant from Arkansas i guess for vop. It is a felony warrant. He recieved another charge but his release date is coming up on the 28th for that charge. How can i find out if Arkansas is going to come get him and if they are how long does it normally take?
Probably best to Google Arkansas criminal attorney, or the specific city in Arkansas, and speak to a criminal defense attorney will be more familiar with how they manage their dockets.
I agree with Mr. Raheb, you need to speak to someone in Ark regarding the disposition of the warrant case. Does the sherifflee.org bookings page indicate a bond on the Arkansas warrant? If so, they will likely notify Arkansas when his time here is done to find out if they are going to pick him up. He may wish to waive extradition to accelerate the process if it appears Arkansas will be coming for him... Also, you can use this website to locate an Ark. attorney.
I cannot even tell you with any degree of certainty what I am going to have for dinner much less whether or not your husband will be extradited from FL to AR.
What I can tell you is that interstate extradition takes time, effort, money, manpower and comity. The requesting State (AR) has to be willing to commit to investing those resources and, in my experience, that only happens in matters deemed serious enough to merit the cost.
Why? Simple: Because when the warrant is served you are going to be held (usually for about to 30 days - although the time frame varies greatly even from county to county inside a given State, much less from State to State and then within a given State), and you will not be released until either a) you are picked up or b) the State providing the courtesy hold tires of expending it's resources (jail space, manpower, food, etc) o/b/o a sister State which has not picked up it's fugitive (in FL anyhow, there is no "set in stone drop dead" time frame but courtesy holds for fugitive warrants usually do not exceed about to 30 days). If it is worth the cost to the requesting State then they will come get you; if it is not then they will let you rot in jail until you get released... oftentimes reissuing the warrant immediately thereafter.
In my more than a quarter of a century of criminal defense litigation experience I have represented plenty of folks on both sides of the fugitive warrant experience. I had a client who had the misfortune of being subject to an out-of-State fugitive warrant that was issued, served, reissued and reserved 14 times.. This poor soul served about 14 months in total on a matter that he may have been able to resolve had he simply hired a lawyer in the requesting State and surrendered.
So, what will happen in your husband's case? I have no clue. What I do know is that the bottom line with warrants is that they suck; well that and that they oftentimes end up in your untimely and inconvenient incarceration. That said, when it comes to warrants, anyone anywhere who has knowledge of the existence of the warrant has 2 choices: Either they can choose to deal with it proactively, in an offensive manner, or they can choose to deal with it as a stalker, living defensively, day to day, just waiting until it is ultimately served.
In this light warrants can be likened to cancer. If it exists (whether it is a warrant or cancer) then you have a problem. You can either choose to deal with the problem and hope for the best or you can wait for the problem to deal with you in its own natural fashion. In the former event it may or may not work out favorably for you, but, in the case of a warrant, at least the State and the Judge will have to acknowledge that you voluntarily chose to bring the matter to them, an undeniable fact that even an average defense lawyer should be able to use to your advantage during in your case. In the later event however, as with cancer, the longer that you choose to wait (whether paralyzed - figuratively or literally, in denial, self-pity or simply lost in hope and prayer that it'll heal itself / go away) then more time that it (again, a warrant or cancer) will have to metasticize and destroy you later.
My advise: Contact a local AR criminal defense lawyer. A skilled and experienced litigator will be able to diagnose your situation, tell you if you enjoy a defense to whatever may underlie your warrant, or whether or not there exists a reasonable explanation for your predicament. A criminal defense lawyer can negotiate on your behalf and may even be able to have the warrant quashed. If there is no alternative to being booked then a litigator can make it as painless as possible, arranging a surrender and preparing for foreseeable eventualities.
Wishing your husband luck and hoping that I've been helpful in answering your question.
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