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Thread: traveling abroad with an old arrest record ... please give advice

  1. #1
    Guest
    I thinking about traveling outside the US
    back in 1999 i had a simple DWI
    I got 6 month probation , since then i have stayed clean and sober and did not commit any other mistakes

    i don't know if this misdemeanor offense will cause problem when re-entering the US
    is it common practice to be asked about arrest by INS , Customs agent ??/
    do they question you before you leave or when you enter the US

  2. #2
    Guest
    I thinking about traveling outside the US
    back in 1999 i had a simple DWI
    I got 6 month probation , since then i have stayed clean and sober and did not commit any other mistakes

    i don't know if this misdemeanor offense will cause problem when re-entering the US
    is it common practice to be asked about arrest by INS , Customs agent ??/
    do they question you before you leave or when you enter the US

  3. #3
    Guest
    PLEASE REPLY
    HELP ME OUT

  4. #4
    Guest
    to worried:
    a probation of 180+ days is a Class A misdemeanor for federal purposes (179 and less would be a Class B)

    You need to check where you exactly stand, because I believe a Class A could be inadmissiable if it construeds a "moral turpitude issue" (especially if you hadn't accrued 5 yrs. of legal residency by 1999).

    I wouldn't travel untill at least 2004 (conviction date plus 5 yrs.), but consult an attorney for peace of heart!

  5. #5
    Guest
    Hanbal, I know you give lots of helpful advices here and I have one question for you.

    I have a class C misdemeanor conviction(operating per se) with a year unsupervised probation. It involves 60 day imposed/suspended sentence. It is my understanding that simple minor DUI like this won't be considered as CIMT nor as aggrav. felony. Can I think myself as admissible? What sort of problem if any, should I expect at re-entry? I am seriously devating whether I should retain a lawyer for this matter and your advice will be highly appreciated. Thank you and wish you a Merry Christmas.

  6. #6
    Guest
    my conviction was in Massachusetts
    Ch. 90 24(1)(a) & Ch. 274 1

    1st and 2nd offenses are unclassified,
    3rd and subsequent offenses are felonies

    i found this info on http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/Dui/felony.htm

    it's a great web site giving info on dui status on all 50 state

  7. #7
    Guest
    GENERAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS
    PART IV.
    CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    TITLE I.
    CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CHAPTER 274. FELONIES, ACCESSORIES AND ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT CRIMES.

    Chapter 274: Section 1. Felonies and misdemeanors.

    Section 1. A crime punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison is a felony. All other crimes are misdemeanors

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