I got a DUI(first-offense) last year in Pennsylvania and I have fulfilled all of my court mandated requirements(fines, highway saftey classes, comm service).
However, I'm still on unsupervised probation.
I work full-time here in PA but plan to attend a wedding in Canada next week while still on probation. After I received my H1B I-94 in the mail, I didn't leave the country to get my passport stamped.
Will I be forbidden entry for traveling on probation?
What difficulties am I likely to face on my way back to USA?
-J.Cps: I got my DUI while on H1B visa UPDATE:After paying all my fines and getting the go ahead from my probation officer I was able to travel out of the country and re-enter smoothly without a glitch.
You should first investigate deeply the particulars of your criminal probation. As far as inadmissibility stemming from the DUI, leaving to Canada for a short trip puts one at the mercy of a border immigration officer--:However your short trip to Canada shouldn't be a problem if your visa was gained legally and you do not have any other immigration or criminal issues.
In so far as travelling on probation, this is more of a Pennsylvania probation officer/court/district attorney criminal law question . I strongly recommend you check with them whether you're cleared to leave the city/state prior to departing for your wedding trip overseas to Canada. In so far as the DUI itself, typically one non-felony DWI in Texas for instance is not considered a crime involving moral turpitude for immigration purposes and by and large that applies since it is not a CIMT, So, you should be able to travel but its always riskier with a hit on your record. I would definately bring all the papers from Court to show the Custom Border Protection Officer at your port of entry that this is not a type of crime and that causes you to become inadmissible into the US and also that you're in compliance with the probation officer on your case. good luck
The other attorneys give good advice, i agree
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