Arrested Abroad?

Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Arrested Abroad?

What commonly happens if a traveler is arrested abroad?Are we arrested by ignoring the expiration of visa?
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:17 PM
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You go to jail?

Honestly, it depends on WHY you are arrested. However, you are arrested because the authorities think you broke the law. You will be subject to the laws of the country where you are arrested. The US will not "ride to your rescue"
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 09:05 PM
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A very recent expired visa, may get you a fine only but it will definitely make you miss your booked flight, so unless you have a fully refundable ticket, you will pay dearly for that little escapade. It's cheaper to arrive early at the airport and "give yourself up" as opposed to try to sneak through passport control.

Any major misdemeanor or any felony, you're in trouble and some Asian countries have death penalties for drugs above anything what an average person could consume, so that's totally inadvisable unless you like to pray with fire. Even small quantities will get you years in some hellhole, many years.

US authorities will provide assistance, like contacting your family/friends back at home, get you in touch with a local lawyer for which you have to pay, check on you every few days, so at the very least you'll have some protection until your family/friends arrive and perhaps hire a better one, but that's as far as it goes. As CarolA clearly stated, don't expect the US Marines to rescue you.

You answer to local laws, not US laws.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 11:11 PM
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There are roughly 200 countries in the world.

So there are at least 200 different sets of policies about the circumstances under which you might get arrested and about what happens to people who do.
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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 12:28 AM
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Do you mean if you are a US citizena and are arrested in the rest of the world?

Or are you visiting US and want to know what happens if you get arrested here?
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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 06:14 AM
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The OP is a troll, a card-carrying lunatic, or (probably) both.
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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 03:05 PM
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in OP the US was not mentioned!!!!
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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Based on reading of OPs posts on here and another board.. My bet it she's a US based person....

I don't think she's a troll, but... have no idea what the motive is.
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But a US based person with a passport from another country and an expired visa? That was my guess.

In that case, y ou are deported to Mars
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Depends what you are arrested for. Depends where you are arrested.
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 03:54 PM
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This depends on the broad range of laws in the broad range of abroad countries

Sorry, couldn't resist! Each country's laws are different, why would anybody plan to go to another country just to break the law?
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 05:44 PM
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I think what we have here is a bad case of "Risk adverse"

See the other threads.. Non stop flights are safer, How to deal with air pressure, pack earplugs and what to do with film... I am seeing a trend. Of course you can get so tied up in the "worrying about what if" you forget to "enjoy right now"
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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I wonder if we'll hear about her in the news!
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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I thought maybe she was writing a book (for extremely nervous travelers)!
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Old Feb 18th, 2010, 05:25 AM
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In Germany, you will be arrested right at the airport, if you are wearing white tennis shoes and a baseball cap and a jacket which does not match the colours of your trousers. You will be escorted to a cell in the airports basement where security officers of the opposite sex will strip-search you. Then, they will evacuate your stomach to decontaminate you of peanut butter, cola and pork skins. After spending the night in the arrest cell, they will you transport you to a penitentiary on the countryside, where you will have to work for a couple of weeks in a quarry. Then you will be released, naked (but you may ask for a paper slip).

In France, the treatment will be similar. Besides, you do not have to work in a quarry but on the stage of the Crazy Horse and, after hours, in a cheap hotel east of Montmartre.

Happy travels!
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Old Feb 18th, 2010, 05:59 AM
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Is susantsao2 Sandy's sister?
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Old Feb 19th, 2010, 03:57 PM
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suze, LMAO!! I'll buy the book.

Does anyone watch the show "Locked Up Abroad?" This should answer all of your questions.
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Old Feb 19th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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"Travel Tips for the Intensely Paranoid"

i think it's called ;-)
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Old Feb 19th, 2010, 05:34 PM
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LOL suze.
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