Legal Question in Immigration Law in California

I will be appearing on a misdemeanor charge (violation of posted "no alcohol" order in state park beach), but I also have to travel to Canada (where I am from) on business in the next while. Will I have any problems at the border? Even after an arraignment and if a preliminary hearing, trial, etc. are set? My hope is that this is not the sort of charge that would give rise to any such problems. I hope the O.C. Court system's info on this isn't going to show up when they scan my passport when I cross the border (either way) and cause any problems. Does anyone have any input on this, please?

Asked on 8/11/09, 3:37 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Larry L. Doan Law Office of Larry L. Doan

You have not specified what immigration status you have in the U.S. That will make a meaningful answer not really possible. However, without a conviction yet, it is safe to say that you probably will not encounter significant immigration problem at the border yet, especially if it is only a misdemeanor. Again, only a review of the facts of your status and the criminal charge against you by an attorney would suffice to have a meaningful answer to your question.

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Answered on 8/11/09, 6:03 pm

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