tiredcanadiangirl wrote: Well, think on the American TV shows...they can only keep you for a certain amount of time in jail without charging you. Then they have to let you go. So, after 3 hours, if they haven't done anything, then you are entitled to walk out.
Well this isnt a TV show and this aint America either. You can test that walking out bit but you will then get handcuffed to the rails.
You mentioned applying for a spouse visa, so does this mean you have a spouse here with an ARC or ROC nationality. Spouse visa's issued from a foreign spouse still need work permits afaik.
I was in an internet cafe shop a few years back when the cops walked in and asked everybody to show their identification. A smart arse Canadian told the cops to fuck off. They took him down to the police station where he got a free night handcuffed to the rail.
He was all indignant and spouting forth but in Canada didnt have to show ID yada yada yada... By law you have to carry your ARC. He had one but didnt carry it. A free night handcuffed to a rail and a fine was his end result.
At the time the cops were just cracking down on underage students being at internet cafe's after 12am.