UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams charged with misdemeanor battery

UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams has been charged with misdemeanor battery from an incident in which he assaulted an Uber driver outside a police station in Westwood, and stole a cellphone on August 30th. 

 

 

UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams has been charged with misdemeanor battery from an incident in which he assaulted an Uber driver outside a police station in Westwood, and stole a cellphone on August 30th. According to the Uber driver, Adams was “drink and belligerent “after a house party. He attempted to ask Adams to leave, however, Adams reacted physically and assaulted him.

 

Both serious and minor crimes, including but not limited to “theft, assault, manslaughter, dangerous driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and possession of or trafficking in drugs or controlled substances.” may render an applicant or visitor “criminally inadmissible” under Canada’s Immigration and refugee Protection Act. If you want to know if you are criminally inadmissible, refer to how do I know if I am inadmissible

Adams was initially suspended by UCLA from the football team, however, has been reinstated after it was announced that he would not be facing felony charges. He has played 3 games this season, and is scheduled to be arraigned in November.

It is difficult to enter Canada if you are criminally inadmissible, however, there are ways to overcome your inadmissibility. One way you can become admissible again is if you receive a pardon or record suspension.

By going through 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 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.

You may also become admissible again 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 conditional discharge programs.

 

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.

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