Q: Can you be held accountable for failure to appear if incarcerated in another county jail the day your being charged?
My boyfriend got arrested in dubois county on 2/4/2021 to them find out he had a writ body attachment on him dated 2/6/2020 from crawford county for failure to appear but he was incarcerated in pike County jail the day he is being charged? Is this really legal? Now dubois county is holding him till crawford county decides to come transfer him to their facility.
A: Yes, it is a common occurrence and the Crawford Co. court put the detainer on him to make sure he appears in court. DuBois County must honor the warrant until Crawford Co. jail can arrange transport. The Crawford Co. court will want to know why when he was released in Pike Co. did he not contact Crawford to tell them he was incarcerated on the day he FTA'd and get a request a new date.
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