View Full Version : What happens next (extradition)


brighterdaze
07-26-2007, 02:12 PM
He's in Louisiana right now but a few days after he was arrested he was told he had a charge in Texas and he would be extradited within 30 days. That thirty days is almost up. What happens if no one comes to get him? And if he goes to TX, what happens to his case in LA and the time he served?

Gryphon
07-27-2007, 12:36 AM
Most States have rules that keep inmates from earning "double credits". Dual use of credits was common a number of years ago, but that has changed. However, you'd have to speak to attorneies in TX and LA to get a definitive answer. Assuming no dual use of credits, he's serving the TX sentence and will continue to do so unless convicted in the new case. Once convicted, he'd earn credits on the new case, and owe any remaining credits on the former case.

Extradition in practice has a 30 day limit that doesn't really exist. It can be a renewable period if the extraditing jurisdiction says they are coming. He could always be released and rearrested on the still exisitng warrant if the Judge will allow it. If the Judge feels there's no interest in extraditing, then relase is likely. That doesn't make the extraditing case go away, though.

He's in Louisiana right now but a few days after he was arrested he was told he had a charge in Texas and he would be extradited within 30 days. That thirty days is almost up. What happens if no one comes to get him? And if he goes to TX, what happens to his case in LA and the time he served?