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Non-US Citizens Should Know Immigration Consequences
As I explained in Immigration Consequences for International Clients, there is a chance of going to jail when you are convicted for DWI in New Jersey even for a first offender. This can cause immigration problems depending on your immigration status. If you are a non-US citizen, I highly recommend that you should consult this office. We work with an immigration attorney on cases of clients that are not U.S. citizens.
You do not want to ruin everything you have built so far in America. You should do your best to protect your future life. Even if you do not go to jail, you should remember that some circumstances require the applicant to submit their driving history in order to apply for a new visa or to renew your current status. Driving history, under certain circumstances, is used to measure one’s credibility in America and having a conviction of DWI can hurt your position, e.g., in securing or retaining employment, or in situations where a law-abiding attitude is at issue. If you are a non-US citizen, you should pay extra attention in general to keeping a good record to prove that you are a good person. You should be aware of the immigration consequences of convictions of serious charges and all drug charges, including DWI in combination with a possession charge. This office is one of the law firms in New Jersey that defend international clients in consultation with an immigration attorney.