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It is very difficult to leave the country. First of all, getting a passport may be a problem. Next, most countries do not allow felons to enter and lastly, if you are on parole you need to be supervised. There are interstate compacts
which allow for transfer from one state to another
but leaving the country would not be permissible.
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ah ok, so if I understand you, is not possible while on probation
Are you on probation or parole?
I'm on probation
You said Parole? The two are not interchangable terms
Well, as a felon, you would have a tough time getting into another country
oh I'm sorry, I am not aware of the legal difference...my apologies
Most countries are not the US and they forbid felons to enter
Some even forbid misdemeanor convictions
No problem. Most dont understand the two terms
oh I see...assuming the country would accept me traveling there for work, what would I need to do here in VA to start the process of inquiry?
That's a huge assumption. But you would need to have your probation officer contact the courts
and have permission granted via the Judge who allowed the probation
You would need to present information from your perspective employer
information on where you would be living
and how you would be supervised
But again, no country is going to allow it.
ah ok...yes I understand about the assumption but I wanted the information on how just in case...thank you!
You're welcome. I wish you the best with this. You can review the American Embassy websites
for the country you are considering and it will state what the rules are for a convicted person to enter
so sorry...my computer crashed! now reading to catch up
ok great, I see what information I'd need from my prospective employer...they are in Ireland and an attorney there indicates that it's possible so I guess I'll try my probation officer to see if she can arrange a court date..thank again for your help and insight...
That's what you need to do
Get the employment information and provide it to your PO
The PO can then go to the court and request a transfer.
But I gotta tell ya, review the Embassy website
and see what it says about those with convictions be admitted into the country
oh, it's an actual transfer? ok, I'll check on the embassy website next...didn't realize it was a transfer too...even though I'll be back every few months or so?
Some allow it after 3 or 5 years once the total sentence is complete. Others don't allow it at all
Right. It's really Ireland you need to worry about.
oh ok...so my sentence is complete after the probationary period ends and it's Ireland, not VA...ahhh, goodness I had "assumed" this all wrong :) I'm glad I asked you
Well, VA maynot permit it either. But your chances with VA are better than getting into Ireland.
Canada for example
oh gotcha..2 pronged hurdle
precludes anyone with a DWI from entering
Right. Both ends need to agree.
wow, and interestingly enough, that's my charge
or conviction, I should say
I get it
trying to be accurate as I know I'm talking to an attorney :)
from your experience, does the terms of the work contract matter? I have a good deal of flexibility regarding when I'd be back here in the states
So to recap - review the website of the Embassy. Get the employment committment in writing. Present the infomation to the PO
ok, I got it and I will do that...my prospective is aware of my situation so I can get that from them
Oh yes. I highly doubt Ireland will allow you in and out.
oh wow...alrighty then, I think I have what I need to take the next steps
Any other questions?