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The case is not yet filed with the courts, can my attorney ask for the passport now or should he wait for the case to be filed? I'm frustrated, they say that they think that I am a flight risk because I was born in Haiti but a US citizen now. But I go back home twice a year for mission work. By asking for the passport, will that jeopordize my case
After searching my apartment, they put a warrant for my arrest and I turned myself in and I am currently out on bond. I'm awaiting a trial date or maybe the case has net yet been filed with the courts. Does that mean there is a pending criminal charge against me? I'm confused about that. If there is a criminal charge pending, can I still ask to have the passport returned. I don't see how my passport has anything to do with the felony charge. How early is too early? The warrant was issued on Friday Jan 6th and I turned myself in on Sun Jan 8th. Everything is still fresh, I will travel to Haiti in July.