U.S. admissibility is often a major concern with Canadians charged with a crime. The United States and Canada are currently sharing most criminal record information. Currently, the United States Customs and Border Patrol has nearly full access to the Canadian Police Information Centre. They can see virtually all the same information that a Canadian police agency can see. This includes access to conditional and absolute discharge information before they are purged. Once the information is seen by the US CBP, the data is cached in their system for the next fifteen years and can result in the exclusion from the United States even if the individual is ultimately pardon and/or successfully completes their discharge.
An opinion letter from US counsel can often influence the Crown Attorney to offer a plea which will not result in US inadmissibility. Mr. Friedman has provided many such opinion letters in the past and helped many Canadian citizens maintain their US admissibility.