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I am very sorry for your husband's situation. At this point, what has happened is that Wyoming has arrested your husband due to an outstanding warrant out of Missouri. This is not unusual in that a state will hold someone for another state.
At this point, Missouri will then arrange transport for your husband back to Missouri to stand trial
on the matter. Your husband can technically challenge state extradition, but about 99% of the time, the extradition is upheld and he would be relocated anyhow.
Once in Missouri, he should have what is known as an arraignment
hearing within a few days of arriving there. At the arraignment, he will be explained his charges clearly, an attorney is to be appointed, he will be asked to enter a plea (not guilty should be his plea), bail will be set, and another setting will be set for later on.
At this point, you will be able to bond him out. Bond is set on factors such as financial stability, likelihood of leaving jurisdiction, the seriousness of the charges, and so on.
Please review the guide here
which you may find very helpful.
You typically only need to post about 15% of the bond - you pay this to a bail bondsman, who puts up the rest.
Once this is done, he will have several resets where he and his attorney may discuss things like plea deals, etc., before trial. Remember, the onus is on the district attorney
to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
He will need an attorney. If he bonds out, then his public defender will likely be taken away. May I recommend the Missouri Bar Referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified and the service is free. Then you can cross-reference the name(s) on www.avvo.com
for client reviews, Bar history, and metrics.
Doing this, you should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
Your steps here should be:
1) call an attorney, get more information, and possibly retain one.
2) call a bail bondsman and discuss bond possibility once he is assigned bond.IMPORTANT INFO
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