Canadian Citizens Facing DUI in Washington
If you are a Canadian citizen who has been arrested for DUI in Washington, contact our office immediately. It is important that you have legal representation that understands your unique situation. Canadian citizens can be arrested in the US and subject to the same penalties as residents if they are convicted of the offense. While DUI offenders are allowed to re-enter the U.S., a conviction may affect your ability to drive legally and lead to probation or jail time. To make sure that you get the best results possible in your case, contact a Washington DUI lawyer for assistance.
The legal process can be long and arduous; an attorney can help minimize the number of trips you must make back to the states for your court obligations. Seattle DUI attorney Steve Karimi has worked with many Canadian citizens arrested for DUI in the past and knows the best way to handle these types of cases. In many situations, attorney Karimi can even handle your case in such a way that you only need to make one trip back to Washington to appear in court.
American Citizens Cannot Enter Canada with a DUI Conviction
In addition to Canadian citizens being arrested in Washington, it is important for American citizens to know that having a DUI conviction on their record could prevent them from being allowed to enter Canada. Any type of criminal conviction, including one for driving under the influence, can be grounds for Canada had to refuse entry.
Once you are convicted, there is little that can be done to guarantee that you will be allowed to into Canada at any point. Some steps can be taken to attempt to clear your name, but the process is expensive and lengthy. The best way to make sure that your record doesn't affect your ability to enter Canada is to avoid conviction by fighting your DUI charge. The best way to do that is to hire an experienced defense attorney.
Call a Seattle DUI Attorney
Whether you are an American citizen or a Canadian citizen facing DUI charges in Washington, attorney Steve Karimi can help. He is an experienced DUI lawyer who began his legal career working as a prosecutor in Washington. He understands both sides of the legal process and what it takes to successfully fight a DUI charge. Best of all, he has worked with many types of clients and knows the specifics of every type of DUI case. Call our office now to set up a free consultation.