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Possible Criminal Conviction Issue

Old Nov 21st 2004, 11:10 pm
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Does anyone know if the what we British refer to as a conviction for "Contempt Of Court" would be a reason for PR being denied?
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Old Nov 22nd 2004, 1:32 am
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Does anyone know if the what we British refer to as a conviction for "Contempt Of Court" would be a reason for PR being denied?
It is the facts of the case that matter so the answer would depend on exactly what led to the conviction.
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Old Nov 22nd 2004, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jim Humphries
It is the facts of the case that matter so the answer would depend on exactly what led to the conviction.
As an example, consider the purely hypothetical case of a destruction order placed on an innocent dog by a civil action in a UK magistrates court. The owner of the dog followed his/her conscience and led the dog to a place of safety before the dog could be siezed by the court.
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Originally Posted by Posidrive
Does anyone know if the what we British refer to as a conviction for "Contempt Of Court" would be a reason for PR being denied?
Permanent Residence status could be denied in this case.

I would suggest you look at Australia. Having a criminal record should be seen as a positive in thier eyes.
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Old Nov 24th 2004, 6:55 am
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Permanent Residence status could be denied in this case.

I would suggest you look at Australia. Having a criminal record should be seen as a positive in thier eyes.
Do you mean "could" or "would". Is it down to the mood of the immigration officer looking at the case or do they have strict rules?

As for Australia, I'm a year too old. Plus too much venomous wildlife.
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Hi Posidrive

Originally Posted by Posidrive
Do you mean "could" or "would". Is it down to the mood of the immigration officer looking at the case or do they have strict rules?

As for Australia, I'm a year too old. Plus too much venomous wildlife.

Strict rules, the facts of the case is looked at and equated to the Criminal Code of Canada. If it is a dual offense, in that it can be prosecuted summarily or by indictment, the indictable maximum sentence is used as the base comparison.

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What about a past bad (student) credit file? Would this affect it?
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