Even an overpaid white banker would probably get more than a slap on the wrist for 4 months. An Indonesian? No chance.
The head of one of our subsidiaries overstayed three months (fell between the 'is he yours or is he ours' situation for visa maintenance - he was theirs). I attended Immigration Tower with him to plead his case. Was told they couldn't do anything and I had to take him to Skyline Tower in Kowloon Bay to 'surrender'. We were taken through security, alongside people in plastic handcuffs being escorted into the premises by non-uniformed immigration officers. Then we were put in a room with a sign showing how to contact Legal Aid.
It was a very uncomfortable visit, my head of business unit was convinced he was about to be deported. Thankfully, after explaining the situation to the officer assigned to the case, and being extremely apologetic about how this had happened, etc., he arranged for us to return to Immigration Tower the next day and process an immediate extension of stay.
I don't think many of the ladies I saw being brought in, met the same fate. I doubt there is any case that can be pled for a four-month overstay such as this one.
My daughter overstayed 3 months. We only realised at immigration at the airport. The visa was only valid as long as her passport and somehow I overlooked this.
She was two at that time. We had a flight to catch and the officer didn’t want to take my offer of putting her in prison until we are back from holiday.
Often times it's one status that determines the outcome of this situation.
Overstaying on dependent visa -> lots of leniency
Overstaying as employee on permanent job contracts -> more leniency
For the above two categories it's easier to argue that one just forgot to renew their visas.
Overstaying after renewing temporary contract -> little leniency
Overstaying after work contract expires and no work contract renewal -> no leniency
It will depend on the story she told. Hopefully she did not say she was staying with you or else you could also be in trouble.
If you can't contact her then this advice is useless. She needs to contact the Consulate immediately. In fact she should have gone to the Consulate first though I don't know if the Indonesian Consulate is as good as the Philippines one.
If she can say she will buy her ticket out they may release her pending the court case.
i would think usually toddler goes with the parents if they don't have their own passport..