i have a felony warrant and want to take advantage of the no extradition in costa rica
technically, I would say no. However there are Ports of exit from the United States that do not check you on the way out. So presumably someone could leave the country even though they have a felony warrant.
It's possible, but depends on where you leave. Some locations check warrant status and others do not.
If thats the reason you are looking to leave then I'm guessing whether or not you are allowed will stop you.
You can leave, but you cannot return without being arrested. I question the legal advice you've received as well regarding "no extradition." Unless you're facing the death penalty, most Latin American countries will in fact extradite and one day you'll want to come back to the First World anyway. Handle the warrant before you leave.
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Good morning. This ended up in the immigration category. Do you have either some sort of visa, or a permanent resident card? If so, you need to consult an immigration attorney before you leave. You may become inadmissible. If you are a citizen, it should not be an issue to leave the US.
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