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I live in Ohio. The person lived in Kentucky. Ther person

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I live in Ohio.
The person lived in Kentucky.
Ther person was arrested for shoplifting in KY and put in jail.
The person got out of jail on bond.
The person left KY and went to Florida so did not appear on the assigned court date.
This person says that s/he will never return to KY.
Is this person now considered to be a felon?
Is it legal for me to pay for this person's dental expenses?
Please advise.
Welcome and thank you for your question!

When a person absconds from the criminal justice system, they are not automatically a felon. So, the answer to your question is "no" the person is not considered to be a felon.

Yes, it is legal for you to pay for that person's dental expenses. No law prohibits it.

It has been my pleasure to assist you today with your information needs. It is my goal that you are satisfied. No expert can promise you an answer that is favorable to your circumstances. But I will do my very best to explain the legal principles that are related to the facts you’ve described so that you can better understand the “why” of things.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you. I now understand that this peson is not a felon but is there a legal term or description for someone who behaves in this way?


 


Will KY or is KY trying to find her?

Yes, the person is consider to be a fugitive from justice and/or a bail jumper or a bail absconder.

Most likely, Kentucky is not looking for her at all. They simply do not have the time, manpower, or resources to actively search for each person that misses court.

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~~ J.B.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your help.
You are very welcome. Best wishes!

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If, in the future, this person applies for a job in Florida and the prospective employer does a background check, will the arrest for shoplifting, the jail time served until released on bond, and the fact that this person did not appear in court on the designated date be revealed?


 


If so, then, the prospective employer may contact the state of KY about this person's whereablouts. Is this correct?

Thank you for the follow-up. Yes, all of that information is public information and can be available/disclosed on a background check report.
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