cruising - probation
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We have a friend who is on probation and wants to cruise. Is there any rules about this? leaving the country? Thanks
This is not the place to ask. He/she needs to check with his or her parole officer.
The biggest hurdle is leaving the country. Permission may be granted for someone on probation to travel outside the country but it usually has to come from the judge who originally sentenced that person. Again, it all depends on the state because each one has individual Conditions of Probation. Your friend should also be aware that the Permission to Travel is an actual form that is for his benefit. If stopped for a traffic ticket or something else, he/she would not want to be detained in another state while the local authorities sort out whether they are legally in their state. Without the permission to travel permit, your friend could be held until their home state decides whether to charge them with a probation violation. Sorry if this is confusing.
The bottom line is that yes, technically it is possible but it must be addressed with their probation officer. Your friend should also know that if they have been compliant with all their other conditions of probation, their chance of making the trip are greatly increased. However, if your friend has been in violation of any of the conditions, it is unlikely that they will be granted permission to travel. Good luck!
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I hate to tell you RBOrrell, you probably will be on vacation with people on probation (maybe for something minor that they've gotten permission to leave the state/country), people who are possible one time felons not on parole anymore, people who lie, cheat, and even steal. It's a fact of life, you can't be around good people all the time and I'm sure you've done a thing or two in your life that maybe you should have gotten caught for, or something you regret. No, I'm not a person who has ever been arrested in fact my father is a retired police officer but I do believe that people who make mistakes and have paid their time and truly have rehabilitated deserve to have a second chance. That being said, I don't think the original poster asked for opinions on their friend they asked for advice on how to travel with someone on probation who may be a really nice person who made a bad choice (maybe they had a DUI, or maybe it was bad check charges...not everyone on probation is a violent criminal).
I hope I am not on a cruise with someone on probation.For me, that would depend on what they are on probation for...and how would you know anyway. Could be some sweet little granny sitting next to you at dinner . I'd hope not, but it could happen .
In the same line of work I have contact with people with no criminal record at all. Some I would trust with anything I have and others I hate the thought that they are walking the streets. Most are somewhere in the middle.
Cruisers fit into this range as well.
Once again thanks for advice and support. The friend is a teenager girl with a minor offense - 1 yr probation. She'll stay home this time. Didn't want to offer if this was a no go. Her brother will get to go, she'll be home....another price to pay for doing wrong.If she is a juvenile, she only needs permission from her P.O. to go on vacation. It shouldn't be a problem.
Once again thanks for advice and support. The friend is a teenager girl with a minor offense - 1 yr probation. She'll stay home this time. Didn't want to offer if this was a no go. Her brother will get to go, she'll be home....another price to pay for doing wrong.
Perhaps her staying home is the wake-up call she needs to get right with her life.