|Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 8):|
Like if you cross state borders after committing the crime then doesn't the FBI get involved? If so then it becomes a Federal crime and in Federal court I doubt that state level loophole exists.
Not exactly. The FBI may become involed for the purpose of locating the fugitive but they are not guilty of a federal crime unless they violate a specific provision of the United States Code either in the commission of the original offense or a subsequent offense. The FBI generally only gets involved at the request of the states involved if no violation of a federal law is involved. Usually, apprehension is achieved through cooperation of state law enforcement agencies or traffic stops that turn up warrants through NCIC (National Crime Information Center).
Just becase someone is held on a detainer (request for detention) from another state does not always mean that they will be extradited and prosecuted. First the states involved have to have a treaty with each other. Secondly, some states will not extradite for certain low level offenses where they feel it would not be worth their while to expend legal resources to litigate the extradition and actually send someone to pick up the prisoner. Here in AZ
, a lot of prisoners that we have on detainer for offenses committed in other states are released because the demanding state will not extradite.
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