Can i fly out of state while out on bail? With no pending warrats
2 attorney answers
I agree with Atty Arias. The first consideration is whether you are prohibited from leaving the state as a condition of your release. If the court says "no, you cannot leave", (a judicial mandate) then the answer is an emphatic "no, you cannot leave'. The second consideration is what did your bondsman tell you, if you hired one. In some circumstances, the bondsman who bailed you out may require you to remain in-state (a contractual obligation). If you leave when the bail bond contract says to remain in CT, then the bondsman can seek court permission to release him/her, which means you go back inside.
If there is no court order to remain, and your bondsman does not require you to remain, then the answer is that there is no restriction on your traveling. However, unless it is absolutely essential that you travel out of the state, you are best advised to stay put. If something unforeseen occurs and you are unable to return to CT in time to attend your next court appearance, there is a strong likelihood you will be ordered rearrested and charged with the additional crime of failure to appear.
The question comes down to: Is the travel worth the risk? Probably not, except in dire situations.
Also as Atty Arias commented, you are best advised to retain a competent criminal defense atty.
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I do not recommend it. Although you don't have to be back in court until your next hearing date the chances that you may be delayed or stuck in another State is too great. Typically speaking, you will have to get permission from the bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country you must then get permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving. Otherwise you are subject to arrest. Talk to a criminal defense attorney about this matter before putting your freedom in further jeopardy. I strongly urge you to have a defense lawyer for your criminal case, regardless.
Disclaimer: This is a general answer to a general question and does not constitute legal advice under Connecticut law or rules of practice for Connecticut attorneys.