Dui Offenses And Entering Canada

zIt is usual that if you have a single DUI offense on your criminal record which is less than 5 years old, a Canadian immigration officer will declare you criminally inadmissible to Canada and stop you from entering. If you have multiple DUI offenses, that time is increased to 10 years since the last offense and if you have been charged with DUI but not yet been convicted, the immigration officer, at their discretion, may also prohibit you from entering. If you do have DUI offenses on your record and you still want to gain entry to Canada, leading Canada DUI Lawyers can assist you. The first way in which a Canadian DUI lawyer can assist you is in cases where a charge is still outstanding. To assist you the lawyer will give you a letter explaining the legal position of the outstanding charge and in the vast majority of cases, this is enough to sway the Canadian immigration officer’s decision in your favour so that they grant you entry. The other way in which a Canadian DUI lawyer can assist is when you have offenses for Dui on your records which are newer than the prescribed period to make them not count. In these instances the lawyer will assist you in applying for and receiving a temporary resident permit. If you are in possession of one of these permits, your entry into Canada is assured even if you do have DUI offenses on your records. Obviously in order to receive one of these permits you must meet certain criteria and have a good reason for wanting to enter Canada but the Canadian DUI lawyers are very familiar with the requirements and how they can best be submitted for the best chance of being approved. A Canadian Dui lawyer can easily be found online and they will be eager to assist you in getting admitted to Canada.

Driving under the Influence (DUI) is a term which is only used in the US and Canada but similar offenses with different names are also grounds for denying you entry into Canada. For instance, in the UK, these offenses as known as drunken driving offenses but other countries have other names for them, all of which can cause you to be deemed criminally inadmissible. Ever since the first charge of drunken driving was made on a London taxi driver by the name of George Smith in 1897, countries have looked on such offenses as being very severe and although George only received a fine of 25 shillings which would be equivalent to £127 in today’s money, he could expect to be far more severely punished today, regardless of which country the offense occurred. Even though in many US states they have programs which avoid offenders offenses being placed on their records if the admit guilt, most states do not allow these programs to apply to Dui offenses as they consider DUI offenses to be far too serious for an offender to be let off so lightly.