I agree that your fiance's DUI should have little or no bearing on your ability to become a naturalized citizen. However, as the other answers suggest, many factors MAY have some bearing. You should contact an immigration lawyer to assist you.
I might suggest you post the same information on an immigration blog. DUI generally should not prevent citizenship. However, DUI defense lawyers may not be the best people to help you with this issue. You might seek out an immigration specialist.
This may create a great issue in both your criminal and ALDRO cases. However, you can be convicted of being "intoxicated," not just for having above a .08. In other words, the State may prove that you were "intoxicated" even though they cannot prove your BAC was above .08. Check out my AVVO.com profile and my website: honoluluduilawyeronline.com. You may call me at (808)783-8438. Rick Holcomb
Your question is a little vague. Most Hawaii lawyers will offer a free consultation, myself included. The punishment and penalties you face will change in July. Mainly, it will require you to a breath machine in your car before getting a restricted license. If you've had three total convictions or even dismissals, you may not be able to get a restricted license in Hawaii.
In my opinion, you should always at least CONSULT with an attorney. Most Honolulu attorneys will give you a free consultation. It is difficult to know whether it is a criminal or civil case without some legal expertise. Even if it is a civil case, you might still have to disclose the situation to a future employer. Good Luck.
Very few employment opportunities will ask if you were arrested, particularly for a misdemeanor. However, those jobs do exist. Read what they are asking for. Have you been convicted of a felony? No. Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor? Yes - Reckless Driving. Have you ever been arrested? Yes. What were you arrested for? DUI. What were you convicted of? Reckless Driving. If it says please explain, say I was charged with DUI despite passing FST's. Therefore, I was convicted...
While it could be used to enhance your sentence, as discussed above, I don't think you should currently be charged with a second offense DUI. However, ALDRO sees things differently. Instead of counting CONVICTIONS against you, they calculate alcohol-related CONTACTS. Thus, for the purpose of losing your license in an administrative hearing, this will be viewed as the second time, adding a large amount of time to loss of license. You may call me to discuss this further if you wish. My...