Friday, May 4, 2012
Alien Immigration Attorney Issues if a California DUI
San Diego DUI Criminal Defense Lawyers need to assess immigration possibilities before any conviction in California Superior Court. Smart criminal defense attorneys make sure any drunk driving plea deal is favorable and exclusion-proof, i.e. avoiding any possible deportation or exclusion from the United States.
San Diego California DUI cases more often than not have nothing to do with the starting point for standard for U.S. deportation: "moral turpitude".
So aliens regularly correctly believe they will not face deportation for a simple DUI conviction, as long as other deportable/excludable/moral turpitude facts - including but not limited to drugs - are not involved.
Alien criminal defendants probably would not enter a DUI plea if advised of the possibility of deportation by the California lawyer.