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What would happen to these criminals if they're wanted in every single state of America?

I was watching a movie where there were two guy who were wanted in various crimes in all 48 states (this was before Hawaii and Alaska became part of the United States), at the end of the movie these two criminals were captured.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    When caught they would be tried for the state crime in which they were captured.

    THEN, Each and every other State could Extradite for the crimes committed in the other States.

    Then the legal fun begins,

    1. Will they be extradited before or after their current prison terms.

    2. Will their sentence run concurrently or After previous convictions.

    3. Are the Crimes Felonies, Will a Three Strike law go into effect (Life or execution)

    4. Might the Federal RICO act come into play.

    5. Might the FBI, and/or U.S. Postal Inspectors, Federal Court enter the picture, "Crossing State lines to avoid [Felony] prosecution".

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  • 8 months ago

    As a rule, they are held wherever they are caught until the various states decide where they will be tried FIRST. The states with the most serious charges, and the state where they are arrested would tend to get priority.

    Legally, they state that captured them could convict them and impose sentence before turning them over to the next state to start over.

    Note: Any applicable Statute of Limitations often STOPS running while the person is serving a sentence somewhere else.

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  • 8 months ago

    Usually, there would be a conference among the state prosecutors. The one with the best case gets to try them first. The state where the guys are arrested gets to say where the first trial would be, and if that state has enough interest, they might be tried there first, even if a different state has what looks like a better case.

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  • 8 months ago

    They would be tried for their crimes. Most states wouldn't bother once they had been convicted in another state or two.

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  • 8 months ago

    Nationwide manhunt?

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  • 8 months ago

    Now, with computers, being wanted in one state is being wanted in all states.

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