In May of 2010 I was crossing from Canada to Fort Kent, Maine when boarder officers found a “usable amount" of Marijuana in my car. It was a roach, no measurable amount.
I was then charged with possession of “usable amount”, written a ticket and refused entry that day. Advised by a Maine based attorney, I returned for the set court date and paid the fine (something like $100). I was then advised on my way back to Canada, by the US guards that I’d have to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility to reenter the united states.
I have yet to do so, however now I’m planning an international trip and I’m wondering 3 things;
1. Will this situation in the US cause me problems when entering other countries, ie; Australia?
2. Am I able to fly through the US with a stopover at an airport like LAX?
3. I’ve read that the inadmissibility waiver my need actually be applicable because it was only a civil infraction (a fine). Is that true, and if so, how to I rectify the situation?