Arlington, TX asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Texas

Q: My cousin is in jail for dui, and ice detainee. He has been there 69 days. Is there anything that can be done.

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Deborah Ann Bankhead
Deborah Ann Bankhead
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: In Texas, a DUI is a Class C ticket for persons under the age of 21 who are alleged to be driving with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. It is much more likely, your cousin has been arrested for a DWI which is a Class B or Class A Misdemeanor, depending upon the Blood/Breath Alcohol Concentration. Once a ICE detainer has been placed, making the criminal case bond will not secure your cousin's release. You will need to speak with an immigration attorney about an ICE bond, though release on this bond does not absolve the immigration consequences of criminal activity.

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