this is for a permanent relocation, not simply traveling out of state, understanding of course, the need to appear in Texas for any court dates. Does competency / mental defect have any bearing?
If you have pending charges against you in Texas I assume you already have a lawyer. You need to speak with your lawyer about the specifics of your case and what your obligations are. The lawyer may be able to make most of the court appearances, but there will be court appearances you will have to make. These are the issues that should be worked out with your lawyer.
If you don't have a lawyer, you should hire one as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can make this process a lot easier for you.
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Yes you can. You will definitely need the help of an experienced attorney in Dallas to help you coordinate this.
If you are on bond, whether you can move out of state, or even travel out of state, will depend on whether the court restricted you to Texas as a condition of your bonds. And, if that is not the case, in a practical sense it will depend on whether your bail bond company will consider your bond insecure if you leave the state. Without more information, I cannot give a better answer. However, I have represented several clients over the years who lived in other states. Some of those have been charged with crimes far more serious that what you are facing. You need to talk to an experienced DFW area criminal defense lawyer about you own specific case.
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