My boyfriend and I really want to go on a cruise, but he got into some trouble when he was 19, a girl lied about her age and pics were sent so he had to register. We want to travel, but he is worried that he can't go because of his situation. Is there anything that could possibly keep us from going.
He will need permission from the Court (not from his PO).
Being on probation is an alternative to incarceration. It is a gift of sorts, albeit it is given by an Indian giver who can take it back at any time (the alternative being jail). It behooves you to remember that at all times while serving your probationary period. It may help to think of your time on probation as walking on a tightrope. Stray just a little to either side, lose your concentration or balance even for a moment and you fall. However, instead of landing on the ground you land in jail or prison.
My advise: Hire a lawyer to file a motion, make argument and get a thumbs or a thumbs down from the Court, and then abide by the Court's Order.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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Whether or not your boyfriend is still on probation or not, your boyfriend is subject to the Alabama SORNA requirements. See, Code of Alabama, 1975, section 15-20A-15. As a registrant, if the offender intends to be away from his or her county for a period of 3 or more consecutive days, he must report in person immediately before leaving to the sheriff in each county of residence. §15A-20A-15(a) [Immediately means within 3 business days. §15-20A-4(10).] The offender shall complete a travel permit form before travelling and provide the dates of travel and temporary lodging information. §15-20A-15(b) Travelling to another country requires reporting 21 days before travelling. Notification must be made by the sheriff to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the United States Marshals Service. §15-20A-15(c) Upon return to the county residence, the offender shall immediately report to sheriff in each county of residence. §15-20-15(f). Any violation of the above-listed requirements is a Class C felony offense, punished by a term in prison from one to ten years.
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