This sounds like an obvious answer, but a fugitive should immediately surrender – either in Oregon or in the charging district. If a fugitive is caught by the U.S. Marshal, it makes it much more difficult (if not impossible) to get bail on the case. Moreover, being a fugitive can have a negative impact on the main case: it can result in bad jury instructions, can increase a defendant’s sentence, and can even result in new charges. If a defendant would like to surrender on a federal warrant, he/she should call our office and we can arrange an immediate surrender before a federal magistrate.