I am from Turkey and I am 22 years old. I currently reside in Canada. I am an international student and I have a valid

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Customer: Hello, I am from Turkey and I am 22 years old. I currently reside in Canada. I am an international student and I have a valid study visa. I have a DUI charge brought against me, I also have traffic fines under provincial offences and the highway traffic act. Everything in total will amount to at least 35000$ for me. My credentials are great, I was accepted to english, french, dutch, american universities. I studied one year in Portugal during highschool. If I was to leave Canada without showing up to any court, (possibly they will issue an arrest warrant for me) would it still possible for me to obtain a study visa in America, UK, or European Countries. I can also apply for a visa through incorporating a company in one of the aforementioned countries. After my studies I would like to get Permanent Residency either through being employed in a company or incorporating my own company. Best,
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Customer: Hello, I am from Turkey and I am 22 years old. I currently reside in Canada. I am an international student and I have a valid study visa. I have a DUI charge brought against me, I also have traffic fines under provincial offences and the highway traffic act. Everything in total will amount to at least 35000$ for me. My credentials are great, I was accepted to english, french, dutch, american universities. I studied one year in Portugal during highschool. If I was to leave Canada without showing up to any court, (possibly they will issue an arrest warrant for me) would it still possible for me to obtain a study visa in America, UK, or European Countries. I can also apply for a visa through incorporating a company in one of the aforementioned countries. After my studies I would like to get Permanent Residency either through being employed in a company or incorporating my own company. Best,
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Debra, Expert

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Please note that I am working from my computer and not actually texting. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can. Finally, although the site offers a call option I personally do not take calls but just work online. Some find this confusing as it looks like the offer is coming from me but that is just how the site presents the offer and it really isn’t coming from me.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

You say you would like to get permanent residency status are you talking about in Canada or somewhere else?

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somewhere else
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Hello, I am from Turkey and I am 22 years old. I currently reside in Canada. I am an international student and I have a valid study visa. I have a DUI charge brought against me, I also have traffic fines under provincial offences and the highway traffic act. Everything in total will amount to at least 35000$ for me. My credentials are great, I was accepted to english, french, dutch, american universities. I studied one year in Portugal during highschool. If I was to leave Canada without showing up to any court, (possibly they will issue an arrest warrant for me) would it still possible for me to obtain a study visa in America, UK, or European Countries. I can also apply for a visa through incorporating a company in one of the aforementioned countries. After my studies I would like to get Permanent Residency either through being employed in a company or incorporating my own company.
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I can go to UK, Europe, USA. Would I have problems getting a PR or study visa in any of these places if I leave Canada without attending any of the courts?
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Debra, Expert

I am composing the answer now.

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I am a lawyer in Canada. I don't know the law in other countries.

To find out the law in these other countries you will have to ask lawyers in these countries.

You can actually post questions on the US immigration law list, the UK law list and the European law lists on this site.

But what you should know is that it is not really reasonable to decide to flee from a country and risk a warrant for your arrest. What if one day you really wish you could return.

A first DUI is not going to ruin your life. And if you retain a lawyer you may be able to plea bargain.

So don't just give up and run.

Do you see what I mean?

You should at least consult with a criminal lawyer.

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I consulted with many lawyers. Pleading guilt to DUI means I will have a criminal conviction which makes me inadmissible to get a PR in Canada so there is no meaning in staying. I have couple other traffic offences and provincial offences too and I know I made some mistakes but at this point I am expected to pay extortionate amounts starting from at least 35000$ including legal fees.
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guilty**
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I submitted my question and paid for the membership thinking my questions can be answered. Could you please guide me, where is US immigration law list, the UK law list and the European law lists on this site?
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Pleading guilty would be to a lesser offence. It would be a plea bargain.

As well, you would later be able to get a pardon/record suspension.

A warrant for your arrest would be worse in the end.

You start new posts and you say "this is for the US list" etc.

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My name is***** I am 22 years old and I am an international student with a valid study visa. I have a court for two different occasions of which I would like to discuss the possible outcomes and get a consultation. The first court date is 16th of March and the second court date is 19th of March. For the first one I am charged with the following offences: 144 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone, operate motor vehicle no insurance, G1 licence holder drive on prohibited highway, holder unaccompanied by qualified driver. For the second one I am charged with following offences: Operate motor vehicle without insurance, Use plate not authorized for the vehicle, class G1 licence holder -drive at unlawful hour, operation of a conveyance while impaired, operation of a conveyance exceed blood alcohol concentration.I would like to share some of the important facts about the aforementioned charges that can hopefully alleviate the situation. I possess a driver license I got from my home country Turkey which is internationally valid. I used this licence before purchasing my vehicle without any problems. After purchasing my vehicle I realized I have to get a Canadian driver license in order to get my plates and get an insurance. I wanted to do everything slowly since the car had summer tires and it was a collection piece car, very low mileage and only to be driven in summer. I registered the car under my name without a plate and put it in my garage. I first got my G1 licence, translated my Turkish licence and got a date for G directly. Then, I ordered my custom plates. When incident occurred on the 2nd of February, I had received the plates two days ago. On that day I had the G drive test and I had rented a car (I still paid for it and proof exists). My friends were supposed to take me to the rented car and I was supposed to take the drive test in Oshawa. I woke up late about 20 minutes before the test time and quickly and naively thought of taking my own car and rushing there instead of going with my friends to the rented car. Navigation showed I was going to arrive 17 minutes later than the test time and I knew if I had arrived less than 15 minutes late I could’ve taken the test. That is the reason why I was speeding up and driving my own car. I thought since I had my Turkish driver license the G1 rules were inapplicable in my case. I have the proof of good intention such as a rental car for the same date, recorded conversations with friends about the drive test, the location of the pull-over versus the drive test location, and my drive test appointment.The second incident occurred on the 7th of February. I had drunk quite a bit and a friend of us who did not drink recommended we go to downtown for a ride. We said yes and went downstairs, I had clearly stated that there was no way I was driving or taking my car (another sober friend was there to witness this). When we were in the parking lot our friend told us that it was going to take him 20 minutes to arrive and we wanted to go grab a pack from the gas station. To be honest, I am not very sure how I approved this but we left the house with my car and the accident happened 400 meters away from my house, it had just started snowing so the ground was so icy and slippery. The location of the accident and weather conditions all prove these. On top of this the car had summer tires which lowered the grip even more. As a result of impairment and all the other conditions accident happened. After this incident they confiscated my plate (for which I did not get any paper) and my G1 licence. Even though I complied with everything said by the police officers they were very aggressive, handcuffs were very tight, they pushed me to their car and I got scratches and a little bleeding around my wrists and my back (I have the pictures for these “wounds” as well. In the precinct, they also cut the strings from my short instead of just pulling them and when I pointed this was unnecessary they aggressively told me to not take my hands off the wall. I remorse for the mistakes I did and I will sincerely ***** ***** these things no matter what the result of the courts are.Best regards,
Ali Sarp Mestcioglu
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no insurance offences go from 5 to 25k for the first conviction and 10 to 50k for second conviction. there is 25% tax type of thing on it
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Debra, Expert

I still believe that you should retain a criminal lawyer and see what they suggest. At least have a consultation.

What province are you in please?

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I will check back tomorrow.

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I am in Toronto. I've talked to many lawyers and I think criminal conviction might be dropped. What is your opinion about the minimum fine for no insurance charges? Can they be reduced? Is it possible to not get a conviction from no insurance, in either case, to not get the subsequent conviction charge?
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Are you a criminal lawyer?
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Debra, Expert

No I'm not a criminal lawyer but as you can see you may be OK and won't end up with a criminal record even if you have large fines. Large fines are a civil matter and it won't affect your ability to enter Canada or get permanent residency status in Canada so you need to retain a criminal lawyer to get you out of this mess.

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What is your opinion about the minimum fine for no insurance charges? Can they be reduced, postponed, paid in installments? The matter is even though I get the best lawyer which is 10k+ I only have around a 65% chance of not getting a criminal record. I will probably get such lawyer because otherwise I will have many problems in the international arena in future. On top of the lawyer fee, I will need to pay at least 20k on fines. These are extortionate amounts and I have only contributed to the Canadian economy without any benefits so far. I might try getting the criminal charges dropped via retaining a lawyer and then leave Canada without paying the other sums. What is your opinion on this? I don't have anything that binds me to Canada and quite frankly I can spend the fines plus college fees in another country.
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Debra, Expert

I don't know what the final fine could be but yes you could prove that you will suffer undue hardship and can pay the fine slowly but what you need to understand is that fine itself isn't going to harm your immigration status or your life in Canada.

Having to pay fines for tickets may mean you can't get a drivers licence or plates to own a car but it's not going to harm your status in Canada otherwise. You do not have to flee.

So long as you don't end up with a criminal record you will be fine to remain in Canada and study and even immigrate. You were jumping to conclusions that are wrong and you're going to harm yourself for no reason. So find a lawyer that you trust and you'll see that all you have to do is get out of this one charge and the rest of your life will be fine in Canada or elsewhere.

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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. If you would like to ask me new questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

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Anytime.

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