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Can I Travel to the United States with a...

United States Customs and Border Protection agents have wide discretion to admit or refuse entry into the United States to any person.  You can be refused entry into the United States with or without a criminal record. The fact that you have a criminal record may prevent you from traveling to the United States, but not necessarily. What Crimes will Prevent Me from Crossing the Border? Generally, an impaired driving conviction will not prevent you from travelling to the United States. However, if you have multiple impaired driving convictions, this could prevent you from travelling.  Any drug possession offence will likely result in you being denied entry into the United States from Canada. If you have a conviction for a crime that is considered an offence against “moral turpitude” this conviction will likely result in you being refused entry. Crimes considered offences against moral turpitude include murder, sexual assault, assault,…


What Does “Jurisdiction” Mean?

18 Aug 2015

The word “jurisdiction” comes from the Latin word ‘juris’ meaning law, and ‘dicere’ meaning to speak. It indicates the authority granted to the courts to deal with and make decisions on…