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QUESTION: He travels to the U.S. on business occasionally and is concerned whether this charge will impede him at border crossings to the U.S. This is a first time offense, yet to go to trial. If the outcome is not in his favour, would his U.S. travel rights be impacted?
ASNWER: If it is only a charge, and not a conviction, then his travel will not be impeded.
But if he has a conviction for assault, there might be issues. A simple assault is not considered a crime involving moral turpitude. And if the conviction does not result in a maximum penalty that is more than one year AND the person was not sentenced to more than six months confinement, it will be considered a petty offense, which is an exception to inadmissibility.
So based on the information you've provided me, it does not sound like a conviction for this offense would give him issues entering the US.
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