U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has prioritized DWI regulation
per policy. More and more individuals that have been arrested for DWI
will be held by ICE without bond. In addition, individuals with non-immigrant
visas (NIV) are subject to having their visas revoked during the event
of a DWI arrest. If the charges are acquitted, the individual can request
for a reinstatement of their visa.
Clients that have been arrested and have a previous DWI conviction on their
record will also be affected. Individuals should prepare evidence of rehabilitation
before the time of their arrest.
Evidence of DWI rehabilitation includes:
- Completing probation programs
- Beginning therapy
- Clean Urinalysis tests
- Going to AA
- Seeking other forms of treatment
At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we encourage those who have been convicted
of a DWI to follow the appropriate recommended treatment and keep clear
documentation of all evaluations and attempts.
What Do These DWI Policies Mean?
DWI offenses are not deportable or inadmissible offenses. However, the
prioritization of DWI regulations and revoking NIV during an arrest indicates
the beginning of very strict enforcement policies. The best way to ensure
protection is to keep clean records and documentation, as well as retain
the seasoned legal counsel of a dedicated Dallas immigration attorney.
Contact our legal team today and schedule a consultation if you are facing
DWI and immigration issues.