John Stamos charged with DUI

According to CBS news, John Stamos, a 52 years old actor, was charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Drug, in violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152(e), Friday October 16, a misdemeanor.

 According to CBS news, John Stamos, a 52 years old actor, was charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Drug, in violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152(e), Friday October 16, a misdemeanor.

 Stamos was arrested in Beverly Hills on June 12, after concerned citizens alerted the police to report that he was “behaving strangly and driving erratically.” He was then taken to a nearby hospital and released. It was revealed that he was using the substance GHB, and another non-narcotic drug, to enhance his fitness. The drug is known to be taken by bodybuilders. After the arrest, Stamos was admitted to rehab for 30 days, which he completed in July. 

 Stamos state last month that the arrest in July became a “turning point” after his mother’s death in September. “You either continue on that path- and some of its fun, but a lot of it’s not- or there’s this other thing, this golden opportunity sitting there with all this work and all this goodwill that you have going for you. That’s the key.” 

 Stamos has played Uncle Jesse on the sitcom “Full House,” and is scheduled to appear in the re-boot of the series “Fuller House” by Netflix. He is also the star of Grandfathered, a Fox sitcom which began airing on September 29. Grandfathered is centered on Stamos’ character, his son and infant granddaughter.

The police have not commented on which drug(s) Stamos was influenced by at the time of the arrest on Wednesday. He is due to be arraigned on Friday.

Fox did not comment whether or not the charge and Stamos’ circumstances may affect the production of Grandfathered. Netflix also did not comment on its potential effect on Fuller House, which is scheduled to stream next year.

“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.

You may 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.