My father was arrested in November 2007 for writing worthless checks, I believe the charges were 1 count of forgery and a couple counts of uttering and publishing for each check. This was his first criminal
offense. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and ordered to pay the approximately $20,000 worth of bad checks back to the bank as well as 3 years probation, which I believe expires Feb. 2011. Anyways, he was issued a violation of probation for failing to keep up with the $20,000 worth of restitution payments and subsequently left the state to prevent getting arrested (if he had been arrested it appears the probation officer was looking to put him in jail for 47 days and then continue probation/payments)...he left the state (Michigan) April of 2009. Police have contacted me now (late July 2010) for the first time looking for his whereabouts, but I told them that he has left the state. Basically my question is what type of punishment is he likely to receive in some of the following scenarios and if the plausibility of these scenarios.
A. he returns to Michigan and turns himself in without paying any or all of the restitution owed
B. he returns to Michigan and pays off entire restitution of a significant amount of the $20,000
C. would michigan police attempt to look for him in other states, or is it more likely that a warrant would just stay out for him in Michigan (and possibly other states, but you can attach that to my question below)
I believe he is in California at the moment, so another question I have is would he be arrested at a traffic stop or at the DMV and returned to Michigan for a felony of that type (bad checks basically)
I understand you likely cant answer these questions with full certainty, but I'm looking to hear your most educated guess. I am looking for a detailed answer so please do not answer my question if you aren't committed to researching the question properly.