Can I leave the country with DWI charges pending?

Asked over 1 year ago - Ogdensburg, NY

I was arrested for DWI felony, but still going through courts and haven't been convicted of anything yet. Next court day is June 20th 2013. I had planned on going on vacation to a mexico resort, am I able to go?

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Assuming the court didn't impose travel restrictions (and they usually don't) you can go. The issue is whether you can re-enter. If you are a US citizen there is no problem. If you are not a US citizen there could be a problem as an immigration officer has the discretition to deny you re-entry.

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  2. Christopher Irvin Simser

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Check with your attorney.

    If you are in a pre-trial release program, there may be a restriction on you leaving the jurisdiction. But your attorney is the best source of reliable information.

    Christopher Simser
    Anelli Xavier
    269 West Jefferson Street
    Syracuse, NY 13202

  3. Marco Caviglia

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Limited to the facts you gave, yes.

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