I have a pending DUI case and if I leave and move to florida before court which they will issue warrant for failure to appear ...will Washington state extradite me back to Washington?
I have never heard of a District Court extraditing a person from a State as far away as Florida. They usually don't extradite a person from one side of WA to the other. However, that isn't a guarantee. Also there will be a license suspension in the State of WA and if Florida is connected to the interstate compact you will be suspended in Florida too. It is smarter to deal with WA or return to WA and deal with it and get it finished in WA and then move on.
Legally they can't but they won't likely do it.
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While its not likely they will extradite from Florida, its highly likely your driving privilege - even in Florida - will be suspended until you resolve your Washington case.
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Legally it is possible but it is very unlikely. I think I have a greater chance of winning the lottery.
However, the outstanding warrant will result in the Washington State Department of Licensing suspending your license. Florida will likely honor that suspension and you will not be able to get a Florida driver's license.
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