Can someone travel out of the country after a DUI? 6 Answers as of January 17, 2011

A permanent resident of the US is scheduled to visit the Philippines in about a month and was arrested and got a DUI recently. The trial date is not yet set. Would there be any complications with traveling and/or returning to the US? Thanks.

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Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A.
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A. | Carlos Sandoval
For a simple case of DUI there should not be any problems, but you should try to have the case resolved before leaving the country.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/17/2011
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
Check with his criminal attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/10/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
Yes, they could be complications for several reasons. First, the arrest could show up on the CBP system when the person returns and could lead to them being put into secondary inspection for additional questioning. Second, if convicted the same thing can happen. Third, if the DUI resulted in injuries it could make them inadmissibility do the conviction Fourth, if they have any prior DUIs they could be inadmissibility for mental health reasons since multiple DUIs could be evidence of alcoholism. The person should speak to an immigration attorney before leaving the U.S.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/10/2011
441 Legal Group, Inc.
441 Legal Group, Inc. | Gareth H. Bullock
No there should be an issue.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/8/2011
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
No, the pending DUI charge should not present a problem to the defendant green card holder in terms of leaving and/or returning to this country.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 1/8/2011
    JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office
    JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office | Jack C. Sung
    Yes you can travel out of the US with a DUI conviction if you are a lawful permanent resident, and the DUI is the only conviction.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/7/2011
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