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271. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 2y

Quoting act1980

Hi everyone,
About 4 years ago my Mum was arrested for drink driving. We are looking to travel to Florida next year but I am concerned that she will be denied entry on the ESTA. I know that some of you who have criminal records have just taken your chances and not had any problems, I'm just not sure what to do.
Thanks for your help!

READ POST 254!!

272. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4429 posts) 2y

Quoting vegasmike6

READ POST 254!!

Hey Mike, no need to be reacting like that. People are just looking for some reassurance (regardless of if that can actually be given.) I understand the constant repetition in this thread can get upsetting, but then just let it slide; either someone else will reply, or no one will, and the person posting will read up a bit more by himself. We're getting dangerously close in this thread to the default unfriendly attitude at far too many forums of "we've covered that before, use the search/faq". One of the good things of travellerspoint is that we don't do that, but instead take the time to answer people in depth. Let's keep it that way. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Jul-2012, at 02:12 by Sander ]

273. Posted by act1980 (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Quoting Sander

Quoting vegasmike6

READ POST 254!!

Hey Mike, no need to be reacting like that. People are just looking for some reassurance (regardless of if that can actually be given.) I understand the constant repetition in this thread can get upsetting, but then just let it slide; either someone else will reply, or no one will, and the person posting will read up a bit more by himself. We're getting dangerously close in this thread to the default unfriendly attitude at far too many forums of "we've covered that before, use the search/faq". One of the good things of travellerspoint is that we don't do that, but instead take the time to answer people in depth. Let's keep it that way. :)

Thank you Sander. The reason I asked was because my Mum's situation is different to the persons situation in post 254. I didn't know if they dealt with things differently depending on the offence.

274. Posted by sticklerhomes (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

At act1980

If it helps anymore my brother also had an offence from 2005 for drink driving and driving whilst disqualified, both in the same year. He Never had a court date for either offenses, just his license taken off him for 6 months and ordered to pay a $300 donation to charity which he done.

Good luck.

275. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1693 posts) 2y

"... Thank you Sander. The reason I asked was because my Mum's situation is different to the persons situation in post 254. I didn't know if they dealt with things differently depending on the offence.."

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Your Mom's situation is no different from many, many other situations explained at great length throughout this thread.

It's a lot of reading, but if you wade through the posts here you'll find lots of very rational, reasonable and accurate advice.

Cheers,
Terry

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277. Posted by paullacey007 ( 0 posts) 2y

Hi Just after a bit of advice, I had a conviction for theft/fraud from former employer back about in 2000 and original spent a week in prison but then my lawyer got the sentence adjusted to 120 hour community service and I also paid the money back £1,200. I've read alot of posts and just wondered if this is still on my criminal record and if so whether this will cause a problem visiting the USA as was thinking of going over with the family in December to New York for long weekend visit?

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279. Posted by big phil (Budding Member 11 posts) 2y

Terry re your post 22. You state, 'get a pardon and clear your record'? How? I received an 18 month jail sentence in 2003 and had a caution in 2005. Im desperate to take my young family to Disney but im very much put off by posts on here. Im at square 1 with it all, if you were me where would you go from here?
Thanks

280. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1693 posts) 2y

Can't suggest anything when you give no clue regarding your nationality or offence, but almost all countries have a legal process in place to clear your criminal record after a certain period of time has passed without further offences.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

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