La Fayette, GA asked in Immigration Law for Georgia

Q: A charge of DUI that was dismiss after a first time offender claim can affect an inmigration petition on process?

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Ahmed Hassan
Ahmed Hassan
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Norcross, GA

A: First-time DUI with no injuries or a DUI conviction is considered significant misdemeanor in most states, significant misdemeanor may affect only certain immigration benefits, but not all. First-time DUI with no injuries or a DUI conviction or even just an arrest could raise a red flag when hoping to become a naturalized citizen -- for example, in meeting the good moral character requirement. Whether a non-citizen's DUI affects his immigration status will depend on the specific facts of his DUI case.

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