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My bf just got arrested and he is wanted in NJ but his

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My bf just got arrested and he is wanted in NJ but his charge is fugitive from justice how long will he serve in jail
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: He was arrested in 2011 but he got arrested may 11 at 330 am in Anderson sc
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No I'm scared nervous depressed I've been crying since he left and i haven't been to sleep
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

Good evening,

When an individual leaves the state without fulfilling probation or parole, or resolving criminal charges following an arrested, he is termed a "Fugitive from Justice". A person who is categorized in this fashion is typically subject to arrest and extradition on a warrant to the demanding state or country for purpose of responding to the criminal justice system. Defendants may be extradited based on a wide range of charges. Thus, this isn't a charge that carries a possible sentence -rather, it is a means for NJ to request that South Carolina return him to the state to face prosecution for his charge(s).

Furthermore, there's no way to know for sure how much time a person will do. Very few crimes have minimum mandatory sentences, rather, a sentence is often given by the judge based on a variety of factors, such as a person's prior criminal record and a recommendation from the prosecutor.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

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