Question: What are the penalties for a misdemeanor DUI and also being an Illegal Immigrant?
Answer: I would recommend discussing this matter in more specific details than a general email as this because you also need to consider potential immigration consequences. This can be a complicated situation as it pertains to Immigration status and the impact a conviction may have on you.
Depending on the situation, it can have a varying effect on your immigration status. For starters, what is your status here? Secondly, any criminal record prior to this arrest? Third, how is this charged, misdemeanor or felony DUI?
As far as the potential penalties for a DUI itself (not including immigration concerns), that can also vary depending on the details of your case and your criminal history if any (ie. Any DUI prior offenses?). Charges can be challenged and potential consequences mitigated as it pertains to both your DUI and immigration status concerns.
I handle these as matters and would be happy to discuss this in further detail with you. Call me at 818-336-1384 if you would like.
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney