Concerned about a Maryland DUI warrant traveling outside of country?
A frequent question clients have regarding probation is whether or not they will be free to travel outside of Maryland and the United States. Generally, you must notify and obtain permission from your probation officer to travel outside of Maryland.
However, what happens if you have an open warrant as a result of failing to comply with your probation?
DUI warrant traveling outside of country may be difficult
A recent question was posted regarding this issue. An individual received a probation before judgment for a DUI, but missed several meetings with their probation officer. A warrant was ultimately issued.
So, can this individual travel outside of Maryland and leave the country. Can they get through customs at the airport?
The answer: I wouldn’t risk it.
While DUI warrants may not be a top priority for customs, any law enforcement officer who learns that you have a warrant is supposed to arrest you.
This individual should hire an attorney to have the warrant recalled and have a violation of probation set for hearing. The decision whether to recall the warrant is up to the judge, but may be granted if an attorney is involved.
Even if you are stopped even for a minor traffic ticket anywhere in the United States this warrant may pop up and you could be arrested?
Bottom line: Just take care of this and move on with your life without having to constantly look over your shoulder for the day the police catch up with you.
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