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DUI Convictions and Travel to Canada

A common destination for many U.S. citizens, especially those living in Arizona, is to visit our northern neighbor Canada, especially during our scorching summer months. Unfortunately, as of December 18, 2018, Canada's new laws categorize driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol as serious offenses, which are in the same category as murder, sexual assault, and drug trafficking.

What this means is that getting into Canada if you have a DUI or similar offense on your record from after December, 2018, can be extremely difficult.

There are two ways to counteract the extreme difficulty that you face with a DUI conviction and travel to Canada, and both rely on the old adage: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The first is to avoid a conviction altogether. The first step to doing this is contacting an effective, aggressive, and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney, like the ones at the Rosenstein Law Group, before you are ever convicted. If there is any way to avoid a conviction that is the best way to avoid future difficulties at the Canadian border. The Rosenstein Law Group offers free consultations for those charged with DUI offenses throughout the state of Arizona.

The second is to set aside your conviction. Although Arizona law does not provide for expungement, you can have the judgment of guilt set aside and the charging instrument dismissed. Once that is done, the Rosenstein Law Group can connect you with attorneys that specialize in Canadian immigration law who can use the fact that your conviction is set aside to help you be able to enter Canada more easily.

Regardless of whether you are trying to avoid a conviction or are already dealing with the consequences of one, your first step should be to contact the Rosenstein Law Group. During your free consultation we will be able to give you your best options for defending your DUI case or setting aside your conviction so you can be on your way to getting back into Canada hassle-free. Contact us today at 480-248-7666 or online for a free consultation.

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