I'm out on bail and have my sentencing date in a few weeks, my mother is dying in Hawaii, will I get arrested when I board the plane? I plan to come back.
Your bail status probably won't come up at the ticket counter, but there's no way to predict what might happen. What if you're the victim of a crime and that leads to a police encounter?
If the court and DA find out you've violated terms of release, it could undermine any sentencing deal you've made.
Call your lawyer immediately. It may be possible to get permission from the judge to make your trip so you won't have to constantly look over your shoulder.
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Your bail status will not be checked at the airport by airport personnel or TSA.
Why aren't you asking this question of your attorney? Surely, you were represented by counsel when you entered your plea of guilty even if it was only a PD (Public Defender). Maybe you didn't like the answer or maybe a request was made by the Judge denied it so now you're seeking validation from other attorneys which could be construed as aiding and abetting a wilful violation of a court order.
What should be asking is what if the Judge finds out and are you willing to pay the consequences.
You're attorney can walk into the courtroom and ask the judge to modify the terms for the travel plans because of your dying mother. You will need to know when you are leaving, when you are returning and where you are staying. It's not a difficult process and saves a lot of headaches later on. Best wishes.
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I don't recommend violating your release conditions.
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