As a practical matter, federal criminal authorities (either the FBI or United States Secret Service) would spend a great deal of resources investigating a credit card fraud case involving a minor with a loss amount of less than $1,000.00. This is true for a couple of reasons (1) minors are very rarely prosecuted in the federal criminal system, and (2) United States Attorneys Offices (i.e. federal prosecutors) each have monetary thresholds which are used to determine whether they will prosecute...
If there is a federal or state criminal arrest warrant, it will likely be entered into the NCIC national crime database. Once this occurs, it is likely that someone could be detained and arrested upon re-rentry into this country from an International flight.
Of course, if the arrest warrant has not yet been issued, it is unlikely that a passenger would be detained, or arrested.
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If you have received a "target letter" from an Assistant United States Attorney (a federal prosecutor), you may also wish to seek the help of a public federal defender. Typically, if you can not afford to hire your own attorney, you may present a "target letter" to a United States Magistrate Judge and he or she will appoint a lawyer for you (upon a showing of an inability to pay for your own counsel).
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If you are the owner of the car, with the title in your name (and a bank as a lien holder), then you have the primary interest in the vehicle. A problem may arise, however, if this is a leased vehichle and a federal law enforcement agency has determined that the automobile was purchased by the dealer with the proceeds of illegal activity.
Otherwise, you should not be punished for the acts of a third party.
After serving a federal prison sentence upon conviction of a federal crime, individuals are typically required to serve 3-5 additional years of "supervised release" which is closely monitored by a United States Probation Officer. Pursuant to the standard terms of supervised release, individuals are typically not permitted to associate with other felons, commit any local, state or federal crime, use drugs, or excessively consume alcohol - among other things.
Any violation of a condition of...