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U.S. Crimes and Canadian Equivalent

Call for a free consultation about entering Canada with a DUITo determine whether you may be inadmissible to Canada on the basis of a past United States conviction, you, or an attorney, must consider the equivalent Canadian statute for the crime you were convicted of in the United States.    If you were convicted of any of the offenses in this table which are considered to be hybrid or indictable offenses you will be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada.

Common Offences Summary, Hybrid or Indictable? Serious or non-serious for Canadian Immigration?
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Hybrid Non-Serious
Assault Hybrid Serious if it involves bodily injury or death
Possession of Substance The seriousness of the offence and the maximum sentence are dependent on the substance and the amount in possession Non-Serious
False Pretenses Hybrid Depends on circumstances
Trespassing at Night Summary
Failure to Appear Hybrid Non-Serious
Contempt of the Court Summary Non-Serious
Possession – Marijuana Hybrid/Summary Non-Serious
Possession – Drug Paraphernalia Does not render someone inadmissible to Canada.
Possession –with Intent to Distribute Hybrid Depends on the drug in question
Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Hybrid Serious if there was bodily injury or death
Homicide by Vehicle Indictable Serious
Careless Driving Hybrid Non-Serious
Resisting an Officer Hybrid Serious if it involved a weapon
Assault/ Battery on a Family Member Hybrid Serious if bodily injury is involved
Violating Implied Consent (Alcohol Testing) Hybrid Non-Serious
Disobeying Order of the Court Hybrid Non-Serious
Larceny Indictable Non-Serious unless over $5,000