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1. Posted by fred_po (Inactive 1 posts) 7y

Hello all,

I have a question that I'm not entirely sure of, and wondered if people had any idea about it.

I am possibly being convicted of unlawful trespass (Not breaking and entering) and wondered will this affect my chances of getting to the United States? It's not determined if I will actually be charged as of yet, but I would like to know if this makes it impossible for me to get over to the states? If it goes to court I may be put on probation, (This is a first offence)

If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

2. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y

Once you get convicted you will probably be denied entry to the US,At the border their usual question will be "have you ever been arrested" at this point you can be honest and tell them all about it at which point you will be denied entry and your conviction will be on their computers forever, or you can take your chances and say no you havent been arrested whereby you up your odds of getting in the US but if they find you are lying dont plan on any future trips to the US.You might check out some immigration forums as there are some very knowledgeable people that really are up on the intricacies of border crossing protocol.Good Luck

http://www.immigration.ca/discussion2/default.asp

Or you could call ahead
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/imm/general_info-rens_generaux.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=79&menu=L

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Jul-2009, at 03:25 by jambo101 ]

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Here's the site that discusses this--although now they tell you to contact your local embassy:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html