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Random question about Cuba

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Random question about Cuba

I just have a question about the justice system in Cuba, I need the idea for a story.

If a tourist commits a crime in Cuba, would they be deported back to their home country or would they have to stay and serve time? Thanks for the help

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When someone commits a crime and is arrested, usually they have to stay & play in Cuba until they are at least sentenced. There are always extenuating circumstances though ... for example maybe a fine could be paid instead of spending actual time in a Cuban prison. Much depends on the severity of the crime. When a person is arrested in Cuba, they really should make their first call to their lawyer back home and their second call to their Embassy/Consulate in Cuba.

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2. Re: Random question about Cuba

From past postings and reports, the person charged will stay in Cuba until sentencing is complete.

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Ok thank you!! What about doing community service? is that an option?

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For a foreigner ... no.

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When someone is suspected of a crime, he usually has to stay in Cuba until the enquiry is done, but in some cases, people where allowed to go back to Canada. If they are charged, they need to stay in Cuba until trial.

If they are found guilty, I have to admit I have no idea if there is a mutual agreement between Cuba and Canada. That is the conditions for deportation. And it's not automatic, it depends on both Cuban and Canadian's authorities. If there is no agreement, then it's entirely at the discretion of Cuba.

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thank you all! it's a start

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Some info here look under laws and culture.

http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cuba

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Odd Question ~ IMHO

Is this an open question....because why are you concerned about doing a crime in another country.

Don't go and do a crime unless you are plan to stay for a long period, and the all inclusive where they would put you would not have a pool, ocean view, A/C, linens or even decent food if that was the case. In Cuba, once the police find you guilty and arrest you your defence lawyer would be only arguing your sentence, not your innocence. Their system and you are the visitor.

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Canucks, she says she needs the info for a story...

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10. Re: Random question about Cuba

There are lots of crimes too where it's a simple fine and you get the boot home. You are bared from returning for varying amounts of time, usually 2 - 5 years.

Cheers,

Terry