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I am on an extended vacation out of state. I was just notified

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I am on an extended vacation out of state. I was just notified that an arrest warrant for a class A felony has been issued for me. If I stay and finish my vacation (6 months) will there be legal repercussion for do so?
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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Why was the warrant issued in the first place?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is for forcible sodomy. Age related. I am 19 and she was 15.

Thank you for the additional information. There will not likely be any legal repercussions, if you stay and finish your vacation. The warrant for your arrest has been issued, so it is at your sole discretion to turn yourself in. If you remain out of State and are ever stopped by the police or have a police encounter, they will run your name in the system and if the warrant comes up, take you into custody. They will likely hold you and you will be extradited and have to remain in custody until this happens. If you return to your home State after six months, you can then decide to turn yourself in or retain an attorney who could try and file a motion with the court, to life the warrant and allow you to appear in person, for a possible bond to be set on you, to secure your appearance. The problem is that if the court sees that you have known about this for six months and failed to turn yourself in, that you may be a flight risk and may issue a no bond hold, if they have concerns and based upon the severity of the charge.

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