Memphis, TN asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky

Q: If a defendant is on a surety bond in state case, but arrested and in Federal custody and sentenced to serve out Federal

sentence of 11months, and while in Federal custody in Alabama, misses the Courtdate scheduled for state case Kentucky, and attorney notified the circuit court judge of the reason for inability to appear at court hearing and rescheduled court hearing date set , can the judge issue a failure to appear warrant by law because of the defendant being in Custody of the Federal Government in a different state and unable to be transported to location of orginal courtdate, neither State kentucky, county officials would not transport and federal would not transport to state for county courtdate

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Yes.

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