Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Can you get deported for a DUI?

The police stop you for allegedly driving while drunk, and you’re facing charges after an arrest. While you do care about losing your license, going to jail and paying fines, you also start thinking about your immigration status. You’re in the United States legally, but are you going to get deported for that DUI?

Simple DUI

If this is your first instance of a simple DUI arrest, odds are that a conviction will not lead to deportation. There’s no guarantee, but the court usually does not take it that far. You will need to attend to the other legal ramifications, but you can probably stay in the United States.

When this changes is when it’s more than a simple DUI. If there are other aggravating factors that turn it into a felony charge, then you may get deported. Examples include:

  • Having children in the car with you while you are driving under the influence.
  • Having a record of past DUI convictions that establish a pattern of behavior.
  • Causing an accident that leads to serious injuries or the loss of life.
  • Being way over the legal limit.
  • Not having a driver’s license or driving when your license has been suspended.

If these issues combine with that initial DUI stop, then the authorities may try to remove you from the country, along with handing down other punishments. Each case is unique.

Understanding your options

If you are wondering about deportation for any reason, you likely feel that your whole future hangs in the balance. That’s why it’s so important to know what legal options you have.


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