Is that possible? Can a DUI get me deported? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. A DUI conviction can have severe and lifelong consequences for anyone. However, for some, it can be unbelievably devastating because it can lead to their deportation from the United States. A DUI crime is not considered a deportable offense by itself because it is considered a crime of negligence not a crime of violence. However, if the DUI is coupled with another offense, it may very well be considered a crime of moral turpitude and it could result in deportation.
The Immigration and Nationality Act lists deportable offenses as those, which include crimes of violence, crimes of moral turpitude, and offenses involving controlled substances. If you are arrested for DUI with a controlled substance or you are arrested for driving with a suspended license, you could face deportation. Numerous offenses can be coupled with a DUI and the resulting combination could lead to your deportation. Even if you are not deported, DUI offenders may face difficulties renewing their immigration visas or becoming naturalized citizens.
It is important that you realize the seriousness of DUI and retain the services of an experienced Oakland DUI defense attorney from the very start. Your attorney can review your arrest and the circumstances surrounding your arrest and fight to ensure that you are not deported for your crime.
Contact Oakland DUI Defense Attorney
If you or someone you love has been arrested for drunk driving or DUI in Oakland, it is important to understand the severity of these charges. Call the Oakland DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Nabiel C. Ahmed today to begin building a solid defense against these serious charges and avoid possible deportation. There are ways to protect your driving record and stay out of jail. Call today at (510) 907-6600 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information.