Basically I was in Minnesota and I was homeless and I was charged with trespassing two times. I failed to show up to my court dates because I was mentally ill and I just wanted to go home to California. My parents bought me a bus ticket and I just went home instead of going to court. I checked my criminal record later and I believe the crimes on record are two counts of trespassing and two counts of obstruction of justice. Is this correct? Can they charge me with obstruction of justice for failing to appear for trespassing charges in court? I'm currently applying for jobs that require Livescan and I'm worried that I will be extradited back to Minnesota for this once people find out. I'm afraid to apply for jobs with background checks because I think they will extradite me back to Minnesota when they find out about my crimes.
It's hard to determine what is on your record without seeing it, but I am sure it just didn't go away and will show up on your background check. A "failure to appear" shouldn't be obstruction of justice, but there probably is a warrant issued. I don't know if you will be brought back here, but you will have problems every time you deal with police in California. You need to address it, running will only make it worse.
Robert D. Kane, Jr. Esq. Licensed in CALIFORNIA (based in City of Orange, Orange County;) and MINNESOTA (based in Eagan, Dakota County.) State and Federal Courts My answers are for general information only and not legal advice. My answers should not be relied on as specific legal advice. Much more information would most likely be needed for a legal opinion. My answers are based on Minnesota or California law as appropriate. I am only licensed in California and Minnesota. I provide legal advice and counsel during the course of an attorney-client relationship only. This relationship is established by a written agreement and a retainer (unless otherwise agreed upon.)
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