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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 DUI Attorney Brian Douglas Sloan?


19+ Years SOLELY Focused on DUI Defense


4,200+ DUIs Successfully Defended

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  • Only DUI "Power Lawyer" in the Nation Featured in USA Today, 2022

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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 SOLELY focused on Arizona DUI Defense Representation, having personally defended more than 4,400 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) clients in the past 19+ years.

If you’re looking for a Divorce Attorney, Tax Attorney, Civil Attorney, etc., I can comfortably say, "I’m not the one for you." I ONLY defend DUI cases in most of Maricopa County, Arizona.

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.

Lawyers that say they are "aggressive" or "will fight for you" are a dime a dozen. They use these phrases because it is a proven advertising phrase. Being "aggressive" isn’t the same as being good, and is often used to put on a show to hide the fact that they aren’t doing anything meaningful for the client.

The same is true for the Lawyers claiming to do DUI Defense, and Criminal Cases, and Accident Cases, and Divorces, etc. A Jack-of-all-Trades is a master of none! By handling all sorts of cases, they take away from their ability to truly focus on DUIs, and keep up-to-date on the latest changes in DUI Defense Representation.

What I offer is intelligent, quality DUI Defense at an exceptional price. Unlike many other law firms, if you hire The Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan, you actually get me representing you, doing all the work, and working the case. You aren’t hiring one guy with all the experience, but getting the underling with very little knowledge or experience.

I work seven days a week on my client’s cases, and spend hours laying all my thoughts out for my clients in writing, so they can understand their options, and my recommendations. No other DUI Lawyer in the state does this. I try to do what I can to go above-and-beyond for my clients. I hate when the businesses I deal with nickel-and-dime me with hidden costs, and I take pride in not doing that to my clients.

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

I am one of Arizona's most award-winning DUI Defense Lawyers, as well as being recognized nationally. I was the only DUI Defense Lawyer in the United States named a "Power Lawyer" in a 2022 issue of USA Today

There are no other private Lawyers in Arizona that have personally defended more DUI cases than I have. And as a bonus, I offer a very reasonable flat rate for my legal services, with a payment plan, and without any hidden charges. This guarantees that I offer some of the most competitive rates among all Arizona DUI Attorneys, while being a well-documented and preeminent leader in the field of DUI Defense Representation.

Over the years, countless people have come to me after discovering that their first lawyer made a mistake, gave them false hope or false promises, or simply took their money and didn't do much to advance their case. And you would be surprised at how often this happens.

So, instead of wasting time and money on the wrong DUI Defense Attorney, do yourself a favor and get the proven and well-recognized best DUI Lawyer in Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Maricopa County.

You can reach me on my personal cell phone at 480-720-7839 for a Free ‘In Depth’ Consultation.

I personally defend DUI cases in urban Maricopa County City, Town, and Justice Courts, including:

Ahwatukee / Agua Fria / Arcadia Biltmore / Avondale / Buckeye / Chandler / Country Meadows / Desert Ridge / Dreamy Draw / Downtown / East Mesa / El Centro / Encanto / Gilbert / Glendale / Goodyear / Guadalupe / Highland / Kyrene / Litchfield Park / Maryvale / McDowell Mountain / Mesa / Moon Valley / North Mesa / Peoria / Phoenix / Queen Creek / San Marcos / San Tan / South Mountain / Scottsdale / Tempe / University Lakes / West McDowell / West Mesa / White Tank

For any other Courts in the State of Arizona, including Felony cases, I would recommend my associates on The Arizona DUI Team, whom I work closely with, but I am not the one personally representing the client.

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