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

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

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  2. Generally it does not.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.


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

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

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  5. 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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