14Jan 2020

Two DUI Convictions Are Risky For Those Who Want To Become Citizens

Nobody should ever get a DUI, and nobody should ever operate a vehicle 
under the influence of any substance. Those who do get DUIs understand 
the great cost they claim financially and socially. If you are an 
immigrant seeking to become a US citizen, there is an additional reason 
to avoid getting a DUI, and especially to avoid getting more than one.

There is a clause in the US immigration code that states that anyone who 
wants to become a US citizen must be of good moral character. One act 
that definitely prevents anyone from claiming good moral character is to 
be labeled a Habitual Drunkard. If and an individual has two DUI 
convictions, it can be inferred that they are a habitual drunkard and 
may be denied citizenship.

If you are accused of DUI or any crime, you need a strong, experienced 
defender to protect your rights and your hopes of immigration if you are 
not currently a citizen. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, 
Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the state of Vermont, 
and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law 
for aggressive and experienced legal defense.