State of Texas?

My boyfriend has warrents in the state of Texas for not going to court when he was arrested for driving drunk.He now lives in Virginia.Can Texas come pick him up and take him back?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    They can, but probably won't. But they will probably notify Virginia to revoke his Drivers License until he settles up in Texas.

    That being said, if he ever sets foot back in Texas, that warrant will be there. (For the rest of his life, warrants don't expire in Texas).

    What you should be worried about, however, is whether or not your boyfriend has a bondsman. A Bounty Hunter WILL go through the trouble of finding him and dragging him back to Texas.

    Either way, he needs to clear this up ASAP or it will hound him forever.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They probably won't go after him, but if he gets stopped and the warrant pops, he'll be arrested. It is up to the State of Texas to decide whether or not to extradite (it's expensive, so a DUI might be too much unless they just add it on to the fine). Then they gotta send officers to bring him back in custody to Texas to stand trial.

    The kicker, is that Texas has to request extradition within a certain number of days after notification of the arrest (the number of days is determined by the state where he is arrested). If your bf waives extradition, he'll automatically be sent to TX for trial. If he doesn't, there will be a mini-trial in the state that is holding him over TX's right to extradite him. TX doesn't have to show much.

    ** Note: This is a general discussion of the subject matter of your question and not legal advice. Local laws or your particular situation may change the general rules. For a specific answer to your question you should consult legal counsel with whom you can discuss all the facts of your case. **

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No state is going to extradite him for a failure to appear warrant for drunk driving. That being said, he will eventually get his license revoked in Va. when it catches up to him. He can not get a Va. license issued or renewed. Every time that he is stopped by the cops, they will arrest him and contact Texas to see if they want to extradite him. They will always say no, but he will have to sit in jail until they get back to the cops in VA.

    You picked a hell of a star to hitch your wagon to.

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  • James
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    1 decade ago

    No, but if he gets pulled over or arrested or in any way comes into contact with police in Virginia, they will see the warrants, arrest him, and extradite him to Texas.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Texas won't come get him, if that is what you are asking. They will wait for him to either get pulled over, or renew his license, then he will be taken into custody. Viginia will contact TX, and see if they would like to extrdite him on those warrants. If TX does, then he will come back to TX. If they decide it is not worth it, he will be let go. Plan on TX wanting him.

    Source(s): TX Juvenile Probation Officer
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  • 1 decade ago

    No...but if he gets pulled over in Virginia they might arrest him there and have him extradited to TX.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They probably wont spend the money to arrest him, however his driver license days are over

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