DUI - Alien Status


The immigration attorneys of the Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman, P.A. defend the rights of resident aliens and other foreign nationals to remain in the United States after criminal charges for driving under the influence of alcohol. Being charged with a DUI in Florida or any other state is a serious matter, but when you are not a US citizen, a conviction could affect your ability to remain in the country—even if you are here legally. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer like Rhonda F. Gelfman to handle your DUI or criminal case. Then one of our immigration lawyers at the Miami Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman will begin building your immigration status defense.

How A DUI Conviction Can Affect Your Status as a Resident Alien

Generally, with proper representation from a reputable immigration attorney, a single arrest and conviction for driving under the influence—or driving while intoxicated as it is called in some jurisdictions—will not result in a deportation if you are a resident alien. However, if there are aggravating circumstances, or if you are here on a temporary visa, a DUI conviction can compel the government authorities to initiate removal proceedings against you. Furthermore, if you are applying for U.S. Citizenship or resident alien status, a criminal conviction could result in a delay or a denial. The attorneys of the Miami, FL Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman believe that no one should be punished twice for being convicted of a crime. Unfortunately, with many immigrants and resident aliens, that is exactly what happens. Protect your right to remain in the United States: call the law offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman now!

Professional Immigration Status Defense Lawyers of Miami

Hiring the right immigration lawyer is your best chance to remain in the United States after a conviction for a DUI or any other crime. With over twenty-five years of immigration law experience, our lawyers have an unparalleled record of success. Schedule an appointment at our Miami law office by calling (305) 944-9120.

The attorneys of the Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman, P.A. represent clients from most countries in Florida criminal and civil courts and all federal immigration court venues. English, Spanish, Creole, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Kachi services are available, and we are able to contract with translators for most other languages.