Plainfield, IL asked in Criminal Law, International Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Can you travel internationally (Canada) if you complete court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor for speeding?

Can you travel internationally to places such as Canada or UAE if you completed court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor for speeding 35 MPH plus in the state of Illinois? My understanding is that upon completion of supervision it leads to a non conviction? Is this true and if not convicted are you still able to travel uninterrupted?

2 Lawyer Answers
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You may travel internationally, but I personally have seen U.S. citizens turned away from entering Canada for a variety of traffic and Criminal offenses regardless of the years past after that conviction, when they traveled by car.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
  • International Law Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL

A: You are represented, right? Instead of guessing, you should review the paperwork for restriction. If you are worried about immigration matter for Canada, you can ask a Canadian immigration attorney. If you are worried about immigration status for US, you should tell what your immigration status.

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