Transmitting Arrest Warrant to Another County Consequences

In Travis v. State, 724 So.2d 119 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998), a warrant was transmitted from Escambia County to Santa Rosa County. When the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office attempted to serve Travis with the warrant, Travis resisted and was charged with battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. Travis was in the Santa Rosa County Jail for 101 days before being sentenced on the Santa Rosa County charges. On the day he was released from the Santa Rosa County Jail, he was formally arrested on the Escambia County warrant. His Escambia County sentence was ordered to run concurrently with the Santa Rosa County sentence. However, the trial court did not award credit for the 101 days spent in the Santa Rosa County Jail. The First District held that Travis was entitled to credit for the 101 days he spent in the Santa Rosa County Jail because the Escambia County arrest warrant had been transmitted. The First District held: From the time a warrant is transmitted or issued to another county and that county incarcerates the defendant on unrelated charges, the defendant is deemed to be in custody on the warrants from both counties and therefore entitled to jail credit on concurrent sentencing. Travis, 724 So.2d at 120.