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I am invited to lecture at the DWI institute to attorneys about the immigration consequences of a DUI conviction.  Since that seminar is just for attorneys and because the information is so important, I am making this video series for you.

In my first article, “Immigration Consequences of a DUI,” I defined for you a Crime of Moral Turpitude (CIMT).  I also explained that a “Crime of Violence” is considered an aggravated felony for immigration purposes.  I also explained although no DUI is “simple,” a DUI without any aggravating factors is not a CIMT or a “Crime of Violence. Today, I am giving an example of an effect for even a “simple” DUI on your immigration status.

Admission into Canada after a New Jersey DUI Conviction 39:4-50

Thinking about a long weekend at Niagara Falls?  If you have been convicted for NJS 39:4-50, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will need a different vacation destination.

Unlike U.S. immigration law, Canada makes you inadmissible even with a single “simple” DUI.  Under some circumstances, you may file for a waiver in order to be allowed to enter Canada for a short period of time.  It doesn’t matter what your U.S. immigration status is.  Whether a U.S. citizen or undocuments, if you are convicted for DUI you will not be allowed to enter Canada, unless granted a waiver.

You have to determine your eligibility before you attempt entry to Canada.

So What Do I Do?

If you live out of New Jersey and received a ticket/DUI in Monmouth or Ocean Counties, you can

  1. Download our free traffic ticket book  “Why Pleading Guilty to your New Jersey Traffic Ticket is NOT an option by clicking on the title,”
  2. Download our DUI book, “Arrested for Drunk Driving?  Learn How to Beat the Odds,”
  3. On the menu on the right you will find our immigration books including a tool to help you figure out if you qualify for legal status,
  4. You contact me through this site or the chat feature; or
  5. You can call our knowledgeable staff at 888-695-6169.

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