The accused has now incurred more than the original charge. At a minimum he will face a failure to appear charge. There is a potential at least for a perjury charge based on advising the court he held only US citizenship but then traveled out of country under other citizenship.
Yes, it is definitely time to lawyer up.
Is there a question? Whether the accused had the intent to return or not he had no right to leave the US. That should be obvious from the fact that his US passport was taken. If he wants to return here to try to clear it up he will probably be stopped at his port of origin. Time to lawyer up.
Your question is confusing. The "crime category" is whatever the person is charge with. Leaving the country and failing to appear in court results in a warrant and bond forfeiture. "The accused" needs to refrain from further discussion except in private with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Visiting a sick parent and mentally deficient state of mind are not defenses to violating conditions of bond..
No matter how many times you phrase the same issue in a different way, the issue remains the same: several charges are warranted in the above situation. Here is what you are doing, you are attempting to find internal rationale to possibly committed crimes, when you have to find a good attorney.
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