Traveling with a Violent Crime Conviction


A violent crime conviction can affect your life in so many ways. One way that people often do not think about is travel. Many countries ask extensive questions about your criminal history and may deny a VISA to you if you have a criminal record.

Imagine planning a trip with friends, family or even for work and being denied a VISA based on your criminal record. That would be extremely embarrassing and frustrating.

While there are many countries which may disqualify you, the major ones to consider are:

  • Canada
  • UK
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • Japan

If you plan to travel internationally, don’t plead guilty to any criminal charges unless you speak with us first.

Traveling to Canada

One of our favorite referrals that we like to make is to Kayla Lee. She is a great criminal defense attorney in Canada. She has worked miracles for our clients who need to get into Canada. Her law firm website is:

Even a non-violent, no accident DUI can spell trouble at the border with Canada.

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How to permanently solve VISA restrictions due to PA criminal history

If you have a violent crime conviction that you want to get off your record, please call 7176573900 to speak with us. There are many post conviction options in Pennsylvania and our attorneys will guide you as to which option best fits your needs.

The consultation is free so you have nothing to lose except for that black spot on your record.

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PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.