How do I apply for a temporary resident permit in Canada?

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If you have certain criminal convictions including a DUI on your record, you may need to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) in order to enter Canada. You need to plan well in advance of your trip in order to make sure you gain admittance into the county. In addition, a new application will need to be completed before each trip into the country. Submitting an application can be complicated, so it is helpful to have experienced legal counsel to help you throughout the process.
Charged with Drunk Driving in Michigan - Basiga Law Firm in Lansing MI

What should I do if I get pulled over for Drunk Driving (DUI) in Michigan?

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Being pulled over for drunk driving in Michigan can have severe consequences. If you have been pulled over for impaired driving it is essential to call legal representation right away. Having a drunk driving charge on your record can impact your family, your job and your insurance rates. In addition, once you receive a third conviction for a DUI you could be charged with a felony. The team at Basiga Law Firm wants to be your Drunk Driving Attorneys helping you mount the best defense in your case.
Can I Travel to Canada with a DUI?

Will a DUI prevent me from visiting Canada?

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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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How does an Absolute or Conditional Discharge affect my immigration status?

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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.

How Do I Apply for a US Work Visa When Living in Canada

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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?

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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.