violating probation by leaving the country

what happens if to someone if they are on probation and chose to leave the country with illgeal documents for a passaport and they goto mexico?

Asked on June 14, 2009 under Criminal Law, Washington

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

What you are proposing here is illegal on many levels.

First off, procuring and using false documents for the purpose of obtaining a passport is a felony (probably more like 2 or 3).  Secondly, breaking probation is an offense that will result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest.  And warrants don't expire - ever.

What you are proposing is not only illegal but completely stupid.  Getting false documents will be difficult if not impossible (it's not like in the movies).  Even if by some fluke you do get them obtaining a false passport is not easily managed.  Post 9/11, with all the checks and double checks, you'll probably get caught during the application process.  And finally, in light of the warrant that will be issued, you can never come back into this country.   At least not using your real name.  But then again, I suppose you'll be able to use that neat and nifty false passport.

 


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