Q: Am I allowed to go on vacation and travel out of state while on UNSUPERVISED PROBATION in Massachusetts?
I was put on UNSUPERVISED PROBATION back in December of 2021 and is expected to last through June 2023. I am getting a sizeable tax return and was wondering if I can travel out of state ?
A: Even though you are on unsupervised probation, it is still probation and with that comes certain conditions. At the onset, you signed a contract or agreement with probation on day 1, and that included any orders by the Court and any standard terms of probation. Sometimes probation takes the liberty of adding in other things too. Standard terms will often preclude out of state travel, but you can always get an exception for work or vacation etc. You need to review what is on that document you signed to determine if you can leave. If the box limited out of state travel is checked then you need to have it removed and only a Judge can do that. It is an Easy task to do and where probation is unsupervised it will be allowed. Play it safe- check the papers. If you don't have a copy call your PO and have them fax it to you for your review. Good luck, and have a great vacation.
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