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Collateral Consequences of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Domestic Violence

Immigration Lawyer in San Jose

If you or a family member has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or for domestic violence, then there may be more than just jail time at stake. If you are present in the United States on a nonimmigrant student visa or employment visa, then this can have severe consequences on your nonimmigrant status within the U.S. Firstly, this will cause the U.S. Consulate from your home country to revoke your nonimmigrant visa. Note that this will not affect your status in the United States. However, if you decide to travel abroad, you will be required to return to your home country to obtain a new visa stamp in your passport in order to return to the U.S. Furthermore, if you are on an employment-based nonimmigrant visa such as an H-1B or L-1 visa, when you next apply for an extension of your status, your employer may find out about the arrest, through a Request for Evidence issued by USCIS, and this can lead to loss of job security.

In order to prevent complications with renewal of your nonimmigrant visa applications or a future green card or naturalization application, please contact VERMA Law Firm for an in-depth consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. We can work with your criminal attorney to provide you with a “Collateral Consequences Letter” to present to the District Attorney or Judge in your criminal case. This letter will analyze your current immigration status, the elements of the crime with which you have been charged, and advise as to whether it constitutes a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT). The letter will also detail the risks posed by a DUI or domestic violence conviction. This letter will assist in your criminal attorney’s negotiations in having your criminal charges reduced, so as not to cause any complicated and unintended immigration consequences.

For more information about a Collateral Consequences Letter or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.

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