Kristina and Karissa Shannon, 26 years old twins and stars of E! reality TV show “The Girls Next Door” as girlfriends to Playboy boss Hugh Hefner in 2008, were involved in a car accident in Beverly Hills, California on October 12.
Kristina and Karissa Shannon, 26 years old twins and stars of E! reality TV show “The Girls Next Door” as girlfriends to Playboy boss Hugh Hefner in 2008, were involved in a car accident in Beverly Hills, California on October 12. They were driving a Mercedes-Benz G wagon SUV; Karissa had to be pulled through the front windshield, and firefighters had to slice open the roof for Kristina. After being rushed to the emergency room at the local hospital, Kristina was cited for misdemeanor DUI. Luckily, they only had scratches and bruises. Kristina Shannon is scheduled to appear in court on January 12.
The two models also has past arrest records, when they were charged in St. Petersburg in 2007 with felony aggravated assault at a house party. They were put on probation and required to pay restitution. Karissa was also arrested on misdemeanor battery charge in 2008 as well.
“Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and possession of or trafficking in drugs or controlled substances,” as well as other crimes such as theft and assault may render an applicant or visitor “criminally inadmissible” under Canada’s Immigration and refugee Protection Act.
It is possible to become admissible to Canada if you receive a pardon or record suspension. In the U.S., many states may allow those charged with DUI conditional discharge, leaving no DUI conviction on their criminal record after completion of their probation. For specific information on whether your state offers conditional discharge programs, visit state conditional discharge programs. For more information on State-Specific procedures, visit state clearance policies.
Although normally you cannot enter Canada if you are criminally inadmissible, you may be able to overcome your inadmissibility through rehabilitation, or receive a temporary resident permit.
By going through rehabilitation criminal rehabilitation , you can start anew with a clean state. You are eligible to apply for rehabilitation if you have been convicted outside of Canada and five years have passed since the sentence was completed (including the payment of fines).
If more than 10 years have passed since the date a sentence was completed, you may be deemed rehabilitated for one indictable offence if the crime is punishable by a maximum prison term of less than 10 years in Canada. Two or more summary convictions may also be deemed rehabilitated after five years. For more information, refer to deemed rehabilitation.
If you are unable to apply for rehabilitation because five have not passed, you may receive a temporary resident permit temporary resident permit if you have a valid reason under specific circumstances to travel to Canada that is justified and you do not pose a risk due to your past criminal record.
FWCanada is a Canadian Immigration Law Firm which provides expertise in immigration services such as Temporary Resident Permits, Criminal Rehabilitation, Study Permits and Work Permits. Marisa Feil and her team ensure that each case is closely evaluated to determine the most relevant program. For more information, contact FWCanada at 1-855-316-3555.