Immigration and DWIs

Immigration and criminal law often mix.

By
Xavier Martine
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on
April 19, 2020

Immigration and criminal law (aka “Crimmigration”) often mix. Nowadays, this is especially true.

An immigration ruling from Attorney General William Barr noted that a noncitizen with 2 or more DWIs, despite any rehabilitation efforts (treatment, AA, ect.), is presumed to lack “good moral character.” Attorney General William Barr's opinion can be read here: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/1213196/download

What does this mean? A lack of “good moral character” for a noncitizen can:

  1. Prevent them from becoming a citizen;
  2. Prevent them from returning to this country;
  3. Make them deportable; and
  4. Prevent them from getting all sorts of immigration relief from deportation (Cancellation of Removal, Violence Against Women Act, ect.).

At Martine Law, we concentrate on Crimmigration, especially DWIs. If you, a loved one or friend are a noncitizen and have been charged with a crime and/or facing immigration issues, please contact Martine Law PLLC for a consultation at (612) 208-8076.

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