Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
You should consult with an immigration attorney. It depends on your circumstances. Generally speaking, misdemeanor OUI's aren't "crimes of moral turpitude," for the purposes of deportation proceedings, but you should still consult with an immigration lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
Yes, an OWI can affect our green card status. Generally, two misdemeanors will get you deported. Any felony will get you deported. Also, a single misdemeanor involving a category of crime which is in a category involving automatic deportation will affect your green card. A DUI is one misdemeanor.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Normally a DUI first offense will not impact your application, but certain facts can impact it. A DUI is a misdemeanor convictions so that should not hurt you. We work with people to have them avoid getting additional problems as a result of a DUI conviction.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
You have to report all arrests and convictions on the Form 400 Naturalization form. You should retain my firm or a good immigration lawyer to handle the process. You may have a problem becoming a citizen with a DWI conviction, but a DWUI violation may not be as serious and it may not prevent approval. Every situation is different and there is not a hard and fast rule, you must retain a good lawyer and hope for the best.
Answer Applies to: New York
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
Of course, DUI is a criminal offense, and although not a forceable felony or crime , this could affect your eligibility for green card status, however, you should discuss this with an immigration lawyer, who would be in a better position to advise you on the consequences of this offense on your petition for permanent resident status, it might not be as important to ICE.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Yes. Any crime will. Don't get arrested or convicted. If what you mean is that you already have been arrested for DUI, feel free to contact me for the legal help you need. A little free advice: When arrested for DUI, whether alcohol or drugs, then upon release from jail or booking the defendant is given documents that include a notice that you have only ten days to file a request with DMV for a hearing on an appeal of an automatic suspension of your license imposed by DMV. That is separate and runs consecutively with any suspension that may be imposed by the court. Contact DMV and do so, timely, then appear at your scheduled DMV appeal hearing and present any supporting evidence and testimony.
Answer Applies to: California