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I was arrested lifting, but my case is still pending, can I

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I was arrested for shop lifting, but my case is still pending, can I travel out of the country?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: California, in january 2016
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yes, I have a pretrial on 6/17
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Customer: Regarding what?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  legalgems replied 1 year ago.

That varies depending on the "flight risk" of the defendant.

If there are any travel restrictions, it will be noted on the bail provisions.

Even if there are travel restrictions, one can make a request to the judge requesting permission to travel- as long as they feel their is no flight risk, they will generally allow it for misdemeanors.

The statute itself does not prohibit it:

That is because a person is not guilty of the crime until convicted and thus can't be denied their constitutional right to travel, unless it is a condition of the bail agreement.

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Expert:  legalgems replied 1 year ago.

Checking in on the above.

Hopefully this issue is resolved.

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