How Can A DUI Conviction Affect Different Aspects Of Your Life?

Realistically, if someone wants to travel outside of the country, they may want to consult with an immigration attorney. A DUI defense attorney is not the right person to consult in this matter. It seems that Canada does not want a person to enter their country if they have simply been arrested for a DUI in the United States. However, this does not apply to Canadian residents or Canadian citizens; they will not prevent a resident or a citizen of Canada from coming back to Canada but they do not tend to want United States citizens to enter their country even if they have been arrested for a DUI.

Immigration laws, just like DUI laws and all other types of laws, are constantly changing, so an immigration attorney is the proper person to discuss this situation with. Also, having a felony does not prevent someone from getting a passport since it is simply a national form of identification.

What Are Some Security Clearances That Could Be Affected By A DUI Conviction?

There have been cases of people with high-up security clearance and the Department of Defense was able to see their case through to completion. They never lost their security clearance, were never demoted and were able to continue doing their job as they had done prior to being arrested for a DUI.

It depends on the employer though and it depends on what level of government they are in. Even police officers can continue to be police officers after being arrested and even convicted of a DUI. People who wanted to become police officers may have issues becoming police officers due to a DUI arrest and/or conviction but there are other people that were convicted of a DUI and were, nonetheless, allowed to become police officers and even become FBI agents.

When talking about the first-time offense, you’re talking about a misdemeanor. If an attorney is ultimately able to get that conviction set aside, it doesn’t usually have too much of an impact on people’s lives or on their careers if it is handled correctly. The only exception that comes to mind is with commercial driver’s license holders.

Are There Any Colleges Or Scholarship Programs That Can Be Affected By DUI Convictions Or Arrests?

Most commonly, if someone is dealing with any type of offense that involves drugs, such as a DUI drug case, that can be an issue. In Arizona, DUIs are distinguished between DUI alcohol cases and DUI drug cases. However, drug DUI cases also include medications and if someone is convicted of any type of offense that involves drugs, including medications and DUI drug cases, they may not be eligible to get government student loans due to a conviction involving drugs or medications in the realm of DUIs.

If you want to Reduce The Effects Of A DUI Conviction On Your Life, call the Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan for a FREE Initial Consultation at 480-900-0384 or 602-900-0384 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.

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Why Attorney Brian Douglas Sloan?


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“I am one of only a handful of Phoenix DUI Lawyers that focuses solely on DUI Defense representation.”

I have spent my entire career focused on DUI Defense representation, having personally defended more than 4,100+ DUI clients in the past 18+ years.

If you’re looking for a divorce attorney, tax attorney, or civil attorney, then I can comfortably say: "I’m not the one for you".

Coming up with traditional, as well as outside-the-box motions and defenses for my clients, often with good results, is the hallmark of my practice.

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What I offer is intelligent, quality DUI Defense, at an exceptional price.

I am one of only a handful of Arizona DUI Lawyers that focuses solely on DUI Defense representation.

I have not only taught other lawyers how to do DUI Defense Representation at statewide seminars, but I produce DUI Legal Guides used by defense lawyers across Arizona.

I am one of the most award-winning DUI Defense Lawyers in Arizona; have been recognized nationally, including in a 2022 issue of USA Today; and there are only a few lawyers in Arizona who have personally defended more DUI cases than I have. I am also one of the most reasonably-priced DUI Lawyers, as I pride myself on charging a Flat Rate only for the legal services you need, and not for the legal services you don’t.

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