Visiting Canada if you have a DUI (driving under the influence/drunk driving) conviction takes advance planning. Most U.S. citizens do not realize they will not be allowed admittance into Canada if they have been convicted of a driving and alcohol related offense.
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When going through a divorce you may be tempted to move out of your house. However, there are some important things you need to know before moving. No matter how hard it may be to live under the same roof, it is vital you take the time to protect your assets before making a move. Our expert lawyers at Basiga Law Firm can help you make your plans to protect your assets and your family during a divorce.
Have you received an Absolute or Conditional Discharge after committing an offence and are worried how it will impact your immigration status when entering the United States? If so, the lawyers at Basiga Law Firm can help you navigate the process from start to finish.
The types of offences with possible discharges are outlined throughout the Criminal Code of Canada, as well as other, related statutes. If you have already received an Absolute or Conditional Discharge you may wonder whether or not any record of the criminal offence will impact your immigration status.
Working in the United States can provide great opportunities for you and your family. In particular, if you live near the border, you may decide to seek employment in the U.S. while living in Canada. Learning how to get a work visa can be a complicated process which varies depending on the profession you will be working in once employed and the length of time of your employment.
Can I cross into the US if I have a criminal record?
Visiting the United States can be a complicated process if you have a criminal record in Canada. In this post our goal is to help you foresee any potential problems at the U.S./Canada border and to help you avoid these issues before you travel.
The types of crimes that will cause problems when entering the U.S. are convictions of a “crime involving moral turpitude”. Some of the crimes defined under this umbrella include trafficking of controlled substances, prostitution, or money laundering.
A list of these crimes is published by the U.S. State Department online. However, even the U.S. Supreme Court has not given a clear definition to crimes involving moral turpitude. Because of the vague definition of these offenses it can be difficult to determine whether or not you will have a problem crossing the border.
Friday, February 6th, 2015, will be known as one of the most significant days in Canadian jurisprudence – the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s ban on doctor-assisted suicide. Simply put, this is one of the most significant rulings in the history of Canada – it is a ruling that will have ramifications throughout […]
It’s human nature: we want to explain our side of the story, or we want to tell another person what happened; or, in the extreme, we want to clear our conscience. But the interview room at the police station, or the backseat of a police cruiser, is the WORST place to give in to that […]
Today is known as “Martin Luther King, Jr.” day, and I am among the millions of people who have been inspired this great man. In fact, his work and his legacy formed part of the very reason why I went to law school in the first place – I wanted to give a voice to […]
It was election night, and the Democrats have been dominated by the GOP. So now what? Where does that leave the battle between the President and Congress? More importantly, has this made things better or worse? With a surprising number of States that went from Blue to Red, at least one thing seems clear: the […]
Dear Terrorists: You have sought to wreak havoc and chaos by striking at the very heart of a peaceful and beloved nation. You have tried to sew fear and paranoia by corrupting two of our own, and turning them into instruments of your Evil. You have tried to do all of this by murdering our honoured […]
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