Over the years, I’ve heard of many people who routinely cross the Canadian border with criminal records. Because the individuals aren’t particularly noteworthy, they were never referred for secondary inspection and their records were never detected. At primary inspection, the officers did not have the ability to run criminal records.
Many US citizens have been turned back for having a single drunk driving conviction. Under Canadian law, a drunk driving is consider an “hybrid offense” and can be prosecuted as a felony (“indictable”) offense. This has meant that an American with a comparable offense was deemed inadmissible under the the