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Will I be deported if I’m arrested for drunk driving?

Yes or no.

  • Yes, you may be deported if your arrest waives a red flag to an unauthorized immigration status.
  • No, just being arrested (or even convicted) of DUI or DWI is not grounds for deportation in and of itself.If you have a legal immigration status, you will not be deported for a DUI arrest or conviction.

If you are an illegal immigrant and you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, it’s imperative to consult with both a DUI defense attorney and an immigration attorney.

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