Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1

    Question Can I Travel Abroad Pending Criminal Case

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: AR

    Person currently out on bail on internet stalking of a child charges, pending next court date. Question is, can this individual travel abroad (i.e. Mexico) and have any issues getting back into the US. Note this individual is an American citizen with valid passport. Question not whether bond allows it, but would the border patrol have access to this info, and if so, would they allow back into country w/o any problems? Would be driving back into the US, and also this is a state case not federal.

    Would appreciate the help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,543

    Default Re: Can I Travel Abroad Pending Criminal Case

    As far as I know, CBP does not have access to a list of who in out on bond and the conditions of that bond. This person should be abiding by the terms of their bond. Period. There are no "I'm special I oughta be able to"s. That being said, IF the court were to find out about said visit, this person could expect the following:

    Bond revoked (that'll make whoever put it up happy) and placed in jail (IMHO under the jail would be peachy too) until trial.
    Possible charge of attempting to flee prosecution.

    How would they find out? Random visit at home, just to check up. Family member of victim keeping an eye out. DA decides to move something up, contacts your attorney. You don't know where he is? Bet the DA would leave smoke trails going to the courthouse to revoke your bond. Concerned citizen tracking YOU down and reporting this inquiry to local authorities. Wish I had those kinds of skills.

    Is it just me, or is anyone else curious why a person facing charges involving a child is wanting to leave the country after being charged?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    108

    Default Re: Can I Travel Abroad Pending Criminal Case

    Quote Quoting halbarr
    View Post
    My question involves criminal law for the state of: AR

    Person currently out on bail on internet stalking of a child charges, pending next court date. Question is, can this individual travel abroad (i.e. Mexico) and have any issues getting back into the US. Note this individual is an American citizen with valid passport. Question not whether bond allows it, but would the border patrol have access to this info, and if so, would they allow back into country w/o any problems? Would be driving back into the US, and also this is a state case not federal.

    Would appreciate the help!
    Should be ok. I travelled overseas twice this summer with a non-extraditable warrant. No problem. I think once they take you in on the warrant, you are no longer in the national criminal information system, so if you are out on bail, unless you skip bail, there should be no warrant out to pick you up.

    Quote Quoting free9man
    View Post
    Is it just me, or is anyone else curious why a person facing charges involving a child is wanting to leave the country after being charged?
    Whether he is innocent or guilty of the charges, he may have unrelated business overseas, who knows. He will get a trial, then they will decide if he is guilty, and if he should or should not be allowed to travel overseas. Until then he is free to do as he likes.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Criminal Law Issues: Fiancee with Pending Criminal Case
    By terinkydink in forum Immigration Issues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-19-2011, 11:25 PM
  2. Criminal Law Issues: Travel Outside U.S. While Court Case is Pending
    By xyzabc123 in forum Immigration Issues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-19-2009, 05:09 AM
  3. Criminal Law Issues: Traveling Out Of Country When Criminal Case Is Pending
    By rogerfrisco in forum Immigration Issues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2008, 03:18 PM
  4. Marriage: Travel Abroad While I-485 is Pending
    By Melly52 in forum Family-Based Immigration
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-28-2007, 02:34 PM
  5. Deportation and Reentry: Dismissal of Deportation, With Pending Criminal Case and Appeal
    By AQUAFINA2 in forum Immigration Issues
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-16-2006, 03:10 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 
Forum Sponsor
Criminal Defense Attorney
Protect your freedom. Consult a criminal defense lawyer for free.




Untitled Document