Can I Drive Into Canada With A DUI On Record?

Minneapolis DUI Lawyer David Valentini explains how having a DUI in Minnesota can affect a person’s ability to enter Canada.

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Certainly one of the most unusual consequences from a DUI that people are not aware of is their eligibility to enter Canada. So a DUI on your record is a factor that will keep you from entering Canada, not entering the United States from Canada, but entering Canada. You’ll have to apply for rehabilitation, and you have to usually wait a five-year period of time before you can enter, although the Department of Tourism in Canada has allowed for a one-time exemption just recently. But if you’re all packed up and you’re ready to go on that fishing trip, and you’re – you get to the border, you could be surprised with that.