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Deportation back to Poland for DUI


f stop 25 | 2,513  
16 Dec 2009 /  #1
I have heard that permanent residents are getting deported back to Poland for DUI. My question is, does anyone know of an actual case of somebody getting deported that did not have a previous record or any other charges besides that first DUI? I know that where I live, a DUI is a second degree misdemeanor. Do people get deported for misdemeanors? What are the rules for deportation, anyway?
beckski 12 | 1,617  
16 Dec 2009 /  #2
Deportation cases in California usually pertain to felony cases. A DUI may be considered felony charges under various circumstances, such man slaughter cases, or when a plaintiff experiences severe bodily injuries.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
16 Dec 2009 /  #3
In Illinois, and Im pretty sure across the Nation upon your 3rd DUI the state will charge you with a Felony or if you get 2 DUIs within a one or 2 year period.

They changed the law a few years back DUI convictions stay on your record for life now. It used to be only 10 years.

My friend received a 1 year Prison sentence for driving while on a suspended license because of DUI conviction.

Do people get deported for misdemeanors?

Ive never heard of anybody being deported on a misdemeanor.

Deportation cases in California usually pertain to felony cases

Same here

getting deported that did not have a previous record or any other charges besides that first DUI?

How long ago was it?
This person definitely needs an attorney. I hope he didnt blow into the machine, that would make it practically impossible for your lawyer to get you off.
OP f stop 25 | 2,513  
16 Dec 2009 /  #4
That's what I thought. Family in Chicago is telling me horror stories of emmigrants getting deported for single DUI, people that have left when they were children, having no family left in Poland or knowledge of language. I had a hard time believing it.

I guessed that they don't like to disclose the full criminal record or complete list of charges.

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