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.
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