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Hello. I will help you with your questions today. I have been an attorney for 26 years. Can you tell me what state your friend lives in? Also, did your friend appear before the court in Puerto Rico yet? Was he given a court date to return? Does your friend have any felony convictions?
There should have been a court date set. I would have him contact the clerk of the court in Idaho to check. Also, does the court know he lives in Puerto Rico?
If he does not go to the court date, a Bench Warrant will be issued for his arrest. If he leaves, he should get an attorney to go for him so this does not happen. If a warrant is issued, this warrant may show up on your trip to Jamaica and he can be detained at the airport.
So, he has to go or a Bench Warrant will be issued. He could contact an attorney and see if the attorney could go for him and take care of the matter. Do you want me to give you a resource for him to find an attorney in Idaho?
I need to know your county in Idaho to help with this.
http://isb.idaho.gov/member_services/lrs/lrs_results.cfm?IDACODE=CRM503&IDCITY=Kellogg Here is a link to the Idaho Bar Association lawyer referral page. Attorneys in this service offer a $35 consultation fee to discuss the case. If you don't want to hire the attorney after this consultation you don't have to. I do recommend that your friend have an attorney and try to resolve this before he leaves for Puerto Rico. Please let me know if you have more questions. I will be happy to help. If you are satisfied with my services, I ask that you rate my service.