Settle in for some complicated answers to what seem to be fairly straight forward questions about going to Canada with a pending DUI, or a DUI conviction, or even a DUI charge reduced to a lesser charge. The rules are not what you might expect and just like every other aspect of a DUI arrest and charge, the ramifications with respect to Canada are no less complicated. Dillon asks some good questions of DUI Attorney Jonathan Rands, but you will be surprised at the answers. Unlike most criminal charges a DUI will exclude a non-Canadian citizen visitor for 10 years! The fact that we live close to the Canadian border means that a Whatcom County DUI arrest will make travel to Canada, for any reason, extremely difficult and will require the expert services of not only a highly skilled and knowledgeable DUI lawyer like Jonathan, but also the expert services of a Provincial / Federal Canadian Immigration Attorney.
“Jonathan, thank you for bringing the best possible outcome today in my case. It was a humbling and very sobering experience and I am mindful everyday of my personal responsibility and actions and those around me. My career has taken off and I’m glad to have this chapter behind me and will move onward past probation!”Julie