If I got a DUI, am I allowed to leave the state while I’m on probation?

It was my first charge.

Asked on April 13, 2014 under Criminal Law, Ohio


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You will have to look at your specific condititons of probation and talk to your probation officer.  For lower level offenses, many courts do not impose travel restrictions.  However, some do.  This doesn't mean that you are automatically barred from traveling, but usually the court will require that you get permission from your probation officer before traveling.  The probation officer will then give you a travel permit that you can carry with you in the event that you have an encounter with the law and they are concerned about your travel outside of the state. 

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