Q: Hi, Will my 2 misdemeanors present a problem with me vacationing / immigrating to Mexico?
I am an American Citizen that plead guilty to 2 misdemeanor charges in August of 2014:
DWI, 1ST , Misdemeanor
DRUGS: POSSESS SCH I OR II, Misdemeanor
I completed a 6 week rehab program and since then have not even received a parking ticket. I have no other prior criminal record, these are the only two issues on my record aside from speeding tickets.
My wife, son, and I have booked tickets for a vacation to Cancun and are looking forward to it. My questions are these:
1. Will my 2 misdemeanors present a problem with me vacationing / immigrating to Mexico?
2. What are measures I can take now in order to alleviate any potential problems?
3. What specifically should I say to the immigration officer when going to immigration at Cancun airport?
4. Do you foresee me getting detained and separated from my family?
5. What should I do if I am detained and separated from my family? I do not speak spanish.
Thank you for your help and consideration.
A: While I can offer legal perspectives based on U.S. law, I cannot guarantee how Mexican authorities will treat your entry given your misdemeanor convictions. Being transparent and following Mexico's entry requirements will be crucial. If you encounter issues, it would be best to consult the U.S. Consulate and possibly seek local legal advice in Mexico.
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