Does my DUI arrest deports me while my GC renewal ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Montgomery, AL

I was arrested DUI and convicted and spend 30 days in jail. It was 6 years ago. now I need to apply for my GC renewal. Do they deport me for this arrest and 30 days jail?

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  1. Brian Joseph Lockwood

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    Answered . This is not a criminal defense / dwi question. It is an immigration law question. That being said, a misdemeanor offense is USUALLY not enough to require removal. This assumes that the offense in question was a misdemeanor and not a felony. That being said, because a DUI in Alabama carries a POSSIBLE penalty of 1 year in jail, the analysis needs to be expanded. There is an apparent consensus that DUI is not a crime involving moral turpitude. This has not (to the best of my recollection) been finally decided. Thus, if an immigration judge found that DUI is a crime involving moral turpitude and it is punishable you one year in jail, the conviction could affect admissibility status.

    To be on the safe side, I recommend consulting with an immigration attorney as soon as possible.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The... more
  2. Ethan Patrick Meaney

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    Answered . Contact an immigration attorney to discuss deporatation issues. Good luck.

  3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen

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    Answered . I definitely suggest consulting with an immigration attorney. While you conviction probably won't result in deportation, hiring an immigration attorney will make the process much smoother. Good luck.

    Jasen Nielsen

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