If my boyfriend was arrested for a DUI and does not have papers (illegal) does that mean he will be deported? 21 Answers as of September 18, 2014

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Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
Yes, potentially, if the Feds, i.e. Immigration finds out. He needs an immigration attorney and defense attorney, ASAP. This could escalate very quickly.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/18/2014
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Yes he is illegal so he will have to get an immigration lawyer and fight.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/8/2014
Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC
Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC | Thomas A. Medford, Jr.
There is a strong possibility that that could happen.
Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
Replied: 9/3/2014
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Normally, if it is a first offense we are able to keep a person from going to jail so they won't get a hold for deportation. Please give our office a call for a free consultation at (402) 455-1711. You can talk with a lawyer and receive a free, friendly consultation to discuss your matter. We offer this service to help you, your needs and help with any questions or legal problems. Just call now to speak with us and allow us to serve you.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 9/3/2014
Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
The DUI itself will not lead to deportation. A conviction, and especially any jail time will bring his matter to the attention of immigration. The sentence that he receives could have a great effect on his status in this country as well as his ability to gain residency in the future. This is an instance where you would be greatly benefited by visiting with an experienced attorney in your area to discuss your options.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/3/2014
    Dickson Law Group, LLC
    Dickson Law Group, LLC | John P. Dickson
    If ICE issues a detainer (a.k.a. a "hold") on your boyfriend, he will likely be deported. If ICE does not issue a detainer/hold for him and he is otherwise eligible for bond, the arresting officers are supposed to release him within 48 hours. Some municipalities ignore this instruction from ICE and will hold undocumented aliens indefinitely until ICE relents and takes the individual into custody.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/3/2014
    Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
    Depends on the Judge.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/3/2014
    Law Office of Mark Rosenfeld
    Law Office of Mark Rosenfeld | Mark Rosenfeld
    Maybe. Depending upon who, what, where, when and why. He should get a good lawyer ASAP. Mark Dedicated to the defense of good people accused of DUI and other driving related crimes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/3/2014
    Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
    Only if he is apprehended by ICE and placed in removal proceedings.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/3/2014
    Shalvoy Law, LLC | Walter A. Shalvoy Jr.
    Hard to tell, any other issues, priors, etc. The court may not even inquire as to his immigration status.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 9/3/2014
    Joshua Price | Joshua Price
    Your boyfriend needs to consult with both an experienced DUI attorney and an Immigration attorney. From my experience it is possible he could be deported. However, an arrest alone does not equal guilt and it is important to review the case in depth before making any decisions on guilt or innocence. This could also adversely affect his ability to become a U.S. citizen in the future.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    Michael J. Harris, Attorney at Law
    Michael J. Harris, Attorney at Law | Michael Harris
    Maybe, maybe not. It definitely means he needs to hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    Not necessarily.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    TAMBASCO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys at Law | R. Tambasco
    In many cases the court will contact ICE with hold placed on him which may lead to that.
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law
    DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law | DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law
    The answer is that it depends. In order for an illegal to be deported, the crime committed must be one of moral turpitude, and until recently that hasn't been the case. However, it is now considered a crime of moral turpitude and he is subject to deportation. If he would like representation in his DUI case I can help. Just call me to schedule a free appointment at 316-202-0360 and I can also refer him to a immigration attorney to represent him in any deportation proceedings that may or may not occur.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    Not necessarily. The greatest danger is being processed at jail then ICE finding out. Even if convicted a first time DUI in Los Angeles doesn't usually involve jail. Private jails can be used to avoid ICE notice if he is forced to do jail.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
    Your boyfriend could be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at which time removal proceedings could be initiated. You would be best advised to retain an experienced immigration attorney on his behalf.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    Law Offices of Laurie A. Schmidt, P.C. | Laurie Schmidt
    A DUI conviction could be a reason for exclusion or denial into the United States. Your boyfriend needs a DUI attorney with immigration knowledge. Good Luck!
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    It's possible, if he's reported. I don't believe that a DUI is not a reportable offense, but you need to consult with both a DUI lawyer and an immigration lawyer. If you can find a lawyer that does both, that would be great.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
    It depends on whether the police want to notify CIS. If they do, then CIS may very well start deportation proceedings.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/2/2014
    The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich
    The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich | Dmitriy Shakhnevich
    It depends on what he plead to or was convicted of after trial. You must contact a criminal defense lawyer right away.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/2/2014
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