Immigration: Does a DUI render me inadmissible into the USA?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

I would like to immigrate to the USA, but i got a DUI in Canada and was fined and barred from driving for a year. It was dealt with summarily last year. Does this render me inadmissible in the USA?

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  1. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Talk to a US licensed immigration attorney ... it shouldn't be a problem.

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  2. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Generally it does not.

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  3. Christopher Irvin Simser

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    Answered . You should post this question where you'll receive answers from qualified Immigration Attorneys.

    Christopher I. Simser, Sr.
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  4. Jayson Lutzky

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    Answered . Contact a local experienced immigration attorney to assist you.

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  5. Jeffrey Jose Estrella

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    Answered . Ordinarily no but it may depend on various factual inquiries so you should hire a lawyer to protect your legal rights.
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