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While there are no guarantees, you can always file a claim for redress under the DHS TRIP program (Traveler Redress Inquiry Program). This program is intended for people who, among other things, are: Denied or delayed airline boarding; Denied or delayed entry into and exit from the United States at a port of entry; or Continuously referred to ...


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TL;DR: Probably not, but I still wouldn't risk it A speeding ticket is a traffic infraction and not a criminal offence; however, failing to show up for your court date is a misdemeanor and you have likely been issued with a bench warrant. These are state-level warrants and most states do not extradite for misdemeanors, since that would require California ...


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Step 1: Talk to a real life lawyer. They will need more exact information than you provide here, so see other steps noted below for how to get that info so you don't waste your/their time. Reasons: You may have been charged with criminal speeding, or you may (and this is relatively likely) have a warrant for you for failure to appear, contempt of court, ...


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It would depend on the crime and sentence, but basically: The US cannot get a citizen out of another country's prison is one example of an embassy stating this, and indeed, especially if they are allies, countries tend not to get engaged in the laws and cases in other countries. Of course, you can ask your embassy /consulate for a visit and they can do ...


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Depending on the countries involved, both are possible and there are a few other scenarios too. You are arrested, prosecuted locally and serve your sentence where you committed your crime. As others have said, local law fully applies, it happens all the time. Your home country should be informed and can at most complain and try to exert some pressure on a ...


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There are specific requirements per country in EU. EasyJet has a good page on that. Note that minors (< 18 yo) flying from Portugal are covered by one of the specific entries in the page I linked.


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A lot depends on the actual content. IF the content is illegal where you're taking it (and that includes any layovers/stopovers) you stand to get into some serious legal trouble. For example, last year someone was arrested and convicted in Norway for possession of child pornography. His crime? He had 3 manga/hentai cartoons in his house, which included ...


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Yaoi Manga is a genre of illustrated books that contain homo-erotic content, or in some other way appeal to the prurient interest of its fans. It's soft-porn and does not feature children. Other Manga genres devoted to children are outside the scope of this answer. These books are available over-the-counter in Europe. As evidence, here's an Amazon ...


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As other posters have said, failure to show up for your traffic infraction is a misdemeanor which will not prevent your entry into the United States. That said, there most likely is a bench warrant issued for your appearance in court in California and they will arrest you in California. This will not cause you problems getting a license in Florida unless ...


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You would not be arrested by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors... No Federal statute authorizes an arrest by a Federal law enforcement officer based on an outstanding state warrant. Federal officers making such an arrest are arresting either as a peace officer or a citizen depending on the law of the state in which the arrest is ...


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It sounds like your single protagonist is trying to slip through alone, without being seen at all? One would presume that the best area for this would be as deep in the bush as possible, so far from big cities on either side. You could take a page from actual news: Montagnard refugee groups are hiding in the jungle along the northern part of the border ...


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According to this article Ta Mau is believed to be the largest hotspot for smugglers in the Mekong Delta region. Multiple types of products in large numbers are gathered and classified by day at the Vietnam-Cambodia border gate and are piled into boats and smuggled into Vietnam at night.


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It will depend on where in Spain, as that is regulated by local government (autonomías). You should ask the local municipality (ayuntamiento) for an authorization, and you will probably be required to pay some form of tax. I've been trying to find an authoritative source but, as Spanish government is so decentralised, regulation is so fragmented that I ...


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Generally speaking, US businesses are not allowed to do business with/in Iran (there are some exceptions). In practice this means that American accommodation finders can not (or will not) offer accommodation inside Iran as this would run the risk of them breaking US law and getting fined immensely for it. Yes, with the current nuclear deal being a ...


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Plenty of countries have agreements where you can serve your sentence in your home country after you have been convicted in the country you were prosecuted in. Being put on trial in another country from where the crime was allegedly committed is extremely uncommon (and also would generally no make much sense), but theoretically possible. That said, ...


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This is an Iranian website you can use for booking: http://en.hotelyar.com/ Even without booking you can find after arriving Iran.


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Well it depends on your flight. If you're just in transit, then that's fine and legal. However, if you miss your connection, then it depends - if it's on the same ticket, that's the airline's responsibility to rebook you. If it's a separate ticket, you have two issues. One, if you miss the connection, you lose the second flight. Secondly, if you have ...


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A standard disclaimer first: we cannot give any legal advice - for any legal advice you must consult an attorney licensed to practice law within the jurisdiction of where the issue arose (in this case, USA). That out of the way, the main thing to note is that you are the passenger - and hence the customer of the airline - and consequently are liable to hold ...


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I will use the Canadian recommendations -- when entering into a foreign country they are very unlikely to look up the laws of your particular home country so this is good as a general guideline. A few choice quotes, but you need to read the whole page: A consent letter is not a legal requirement in Canada, but it can simplify travel for Canadian ...


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To be honest unless you are arriving here by plane then no, there is no good duty free. But alcohol is cheap enough, you can buy at tescos, lidl, aldi etc. Although the large tescos superstores carry the best range at a good price. For boarding a plane you would only be allowed the standard 100ml bottles in carry on and would have to check the rest. More ...


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You have alternatives in most countries. In Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, I've found it useful to rent mopeds with <100cc engines. While they are regulated, and while I have a license, very often, I don't get asked for it. Three big advantages over motorbikes: a. you're most comfortable driving them at 20-30 km/h (most of them max out at about 50) - ...


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Probably the only time you can expect your home country to get involved is when the crime you're accused of isn't a crime in your home country. For example, printing negative opinions about the government isn't a crime in the US, and they might help someone who was arrested for that in a country where it is. If you're accused of assaulting or robbing ...


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If you are caught having sex in Dubai unmarried there is a high chance of jail time.



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