What should you do if you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in New York?
You might be inclined to have a drink with your coworkers. In the company of friends, you might have had one drink too many. Otherwise, you might need to go to work after you take your fever medicine.
You decide to risk it. You drive home notwithstanding your inebriated condition. However, driving under the influence will get you arrested and charged regardless of your circumstances.
In New York, if you are arrested for DUI, you can face fines up to $10,000 and jail time up to seven years depending on your specific case.
Moreover, if you are trying to become a citizen in the U.S., DUI charges can be harmful to your current immigration status. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act any individual convicted of crimes of moral turpitude, which may include a DUI, has a possibility of being deported if the sentence is more than a year. Moreover, having multiple convictions for DUI can classify you as a habitual drunkard. This can result in a finding of a lack of good moral character. This can then prevent you from obtaining many different immigration benefits, such as naturalized U.S. citizenship.
I have experiencing representing individuals charged with DUI. Whether it be through trial or settlement, I can provide the best outcome for your case. Additionally, if you are a non-citizen charged with DUI, I can work to eliminate any negative consequences your charges might have on your immigration status.
I have had successful cases in the past, so I am confident I can help you. Contact me today to discuss your specific situation and schedule an initial consultation for free!