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IMMIGRATION AND DUI

 

 

 

CONSEQUENCES OF DUI CONVICTIONS

 The consequences involved with a DUI arrest or conviction and immigration can be very serious.  In some cases a DUI could lead to exclusion from admission into the United States, denial of naturalization, or even deportation.  If you have concerns with immigration and the affects a DUI can bring you must contact the lawyers at the Law Office of Barry T Simons for a consultation immediately.

Immigration consequences can take place immediately after a DUI arrest if a law enforcement agency takes you into custody to a county jail facility and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are involved.  A hold may be placed on you and you may not be released from custody until your immigration issues are resolved.  This could entail you being taken to a different facility far from where your DUI arrest occurred to begin deportation procedures.  If there is an ICE hold placed on you or your loved one as a result of a DUI arrest you should contact an attorney immediately.

VISA HOLDERS CAN BE DENIED RE-ENTRY

Along with deportation issues, a DUI may also disallow you from re-entry into the United States if you were arrested for a DUI and you left the country while your case was still ongoing.  If you are not a United States citizen and are visiting or living in this county on a temporary visa whether you are a student or through a work visa and you were arrested for a DUI you should contact a DUI attorney immediately.  Should you choose to leave the United States after a DUI arrest and plan to return in a short time, your re-entry could be denied because of your DUI arrest.  You may be required to re-apply for your Visa and be subjected to a medical examination to determine if you have a substance abuse problem.  This procedure could take months and prohibit you from returning to the United States.   For more information please contact the Law Office of Barry T. Simons for more information and to review your case for all available DUI defense that may apply in your situation.

DUI AND NATURALIZATION/CITIZENSHIP

Another consideration with immigration and a DUI arrest is your ability to apply for citizenship to the United States or even to another country.  For example, a DUI conviction could possibly bar you from entry into Canada or applying for Canadian citizenship.  Also, a DUI conviction or multiple DUI convictions may prohibit or limit your chances of obtaining citizenship in the United States.  If you are on probation for a DUI offense, you may not be approved for Naturalization.  If you have concerns about your application into the United States or another country after a DUI arrest, please contact the Law Office of Barry T. Simons for a free consultation.

In most situations where a DUI arrest occurred it is important to understand your legal rights and the consequences that could affect your life.  However, when immigration considerations are involved there are even greater consequences that could affect you, your family, your work and your immediate future.  For more information on DUI arrests and immigration please contact the Law Office of Barry T. Simons.

 

 

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Board Certified In DUI Defense NCDD (1 of 6 In California)

Specialist Member/Board of Directors CDLA

Selected Only OC DUI Super Lawyer 2014-2017

OC Metro Top DUI Attorney

Rated Preeminent By Bar Register

AVVO 10 Top DUI Lawyer

Selected Only OC DUI Super Lawyer 2014-2017

Rated Preeminent By Bar Register

OC Metro Top DUI Attorney

By Barry T. Simons: “It is my honor and privilege to fight for my clients; challenge unjust laws; protect our Constitution and to be a thorn on the side of injustice”.

By Barry T. Simons: “It is my honor and privilege to fight for my clients; challenge unjust laws; protect our Constitution and to be a thorn on the side of injustice”.