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The person that put up the surety bond does not lose his/her money.
can I give you some more details real quick?
Sorry, new to this whole just-answer process :)
If the person is in the custody of another state, their bond should not be forfeited. The second state has the duty to go get him/
my question was phrased kind of briefly
No problem. Go ahead.
ok, so my wife is currently out on bail in WA
and got arrested in Idaho
both felonies, out on bail in both states, her WA sentencing is drawing super near
so the fact that she won't be able to appear in court in ID
at the date requested
So, she's not in custody in either state?
but she will be
And you are concerned she will miss her sentencing in the second state?
well yeah, I'm concerned that she'll miss her court date in Idaho because she'll be in prison in Washington
and I don't know how that'll play out
with the bail bondsman in Idaho
does that make sense? I'm sorry
It makes total sense, but you have nothing to worry about.
thats a huge relief :)
I didn't sign for her bail in WA, but I did in Idaho
it's for a 25k bond
put up collateral and all that jazz
so I was just encouraging her to go back to jail in Idaho
so as to avoid having the bond I signed for get forfeited
but I guess that wouldn't be an issue at all if she was in custody in another state?
Typically, in this situation, the second state will wait until she is sentenced in the first state and then bring her over on a governor's warrant and sentence her, then send her back to the first state to server her time.
I thought maybe they'd just issue some sort of bail extension
which I read was only good for up to 12 months
and I don't know what her sentencing will be like
If it will make you feel better, she can go turn herself in and surrender her bond.
oh well I'd prefer she took care of WA first
but not if it leaves me on the hook for 25k
She can, but as long as she's in custody, she won't have her bond revoked. Just make sure her attorneys know what is going on.
but my understanding from you is that theres basically no way that would happen?
Her attorney in WA will inform the court of her situation in Idaho and they won't set her sentencing until they can get her back/
so theres pretty much no way the bond would be forfeited? even if she gets a judge who's having a bad day in ID when she can't show up for court because she's incarcerated in WA?
No, she won't have the bond forfeited.
Thank you so much for that, you've really set my mind at ease
Glad to help.
and I don't mean to sound doubtful or anything
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but are you super duper sure? :P
some weird state laws won't come into play
Yes. Just make sure her attorney knows what is going on.
that you perhaps wouldn't be aware of?
yep, I think that covers it
Not that I'm aware of.
you sir, rule