Finally, for those of you who are not United States Citizens, a DUI gives you some extra things to think about. As is typical, there’s good news and bad news
The good news is that a single simple first offense non-accident misdemeanor DUI will not by itself get you deported. But there’s more. While you might not get deported, it will keep you from being eligible to become a citizen for five years from the date of the conviction. It will also be something that will have to be addressed when you apply for a green card, and often a visa.