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Is a defendant allowed to leave the state or the country while on bond?

Is a defendant allowed to leave the state or the country while on bond?

Defendant travelling while on bond
 

A defendant is free to leave the state or the country if the judge has not placed any restrictions after their indictment and before their trial.The main obligation of a defendant is to attend all court hearings. It is important that the defendant checks with their attorney, bail bondsman and the judge to see if there would be any complications hindering their leave.

If the judge gives direct instructions not to leave the state or country, the defendant needs to request for permission in writing before attempting to do so. Otherwise, the defendant will be subject to arrest and their bond will be revoked.