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Can I Travel to the United States with a...

Sometimes decisions and choices we make as youth or adults come back to haunt us in ways we may not think about. One of these situations may be having a criminal record on your files. What may seem as a minor infraction could have sever consequences in the future if you plan to travel abroad. In trying to understand the ramifications of a person criminal record let’s look at the restrictions and requirements for entry in the United States of America. If you have any criminal record, no matter how minor or how long ago the offense, you may be refused a visa or entry to the United States. Even if you have been accepted in the past you can be denied entry based upon disclosure/discovery of your criminality. Not all criminal convictions make a person ineligible  to enter the U.S, but if a person currently has a criminal record…

19 Feb 2016

How and When Can you Visit Someone in Prison?

12 Feb 2016

Visiting hours for family, friends and Lawyers Being incarcerated in Ontario comes with many challenges for both the inmate and the family. There are many privileges that we take for…

How can Family and Friends Transfer Funds to...

5 Feb 2016

Prisons in Ontario have very similar guidelines for funds being transferred to inmates, however they do differ slightly. If you are going to deposit funds to an inmate’s account you…

What Is the Victim Fine Surcharge (VFS)?

31 Jan 2016

The Federal Victim Fine Surcharge (FVFS), as set out in s.737 of the Criminal Code of Canada, is a monetary surcharge imposed on offenders in addition to any other punishment…

What Are Police Vulnerable Sector Checks?

24 Nov 2015

During the application process for employment, volunteer positions or academic positions within certain organizations, applicants might find themselves subject to the Police Reference Check Program as a condition of their…

What Is a SOIRA (Sexual Offender Internet...

24 Sep 2015

If you have been charged with a sexual offence it is important to know the potential consequences of a conviction. A conviction in relation to a sexual offence can have a…

Can a Person with a Criminal Record Act as a...

15 Jul 2015

What is a Surety? A surety is someone who agrees to take responsibility for a person accused of a crime. Being a surety is a serious commitment. A surety is…