There are three (3) types of convictions that would disqualify a potential applicant for deferred action.

These criminal bars are:

  1. “felonies”
  2. “significant misdemeanors”
  3. or  if an individual is convicted of “three non-significant misdemeanors.”

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is categorized as a “significant misdemeanor.”

Just one conviction for DWI or DUI will therefore disqualify an individual from being granted deferred action.

However, if the applicant is able to show exceptional circumstances, he or she may still receive deferred action.

It is important to note, such approvals are likely to be rare.

The Law Office of Susan N. Rosti, Esq. has the experience you need plus a proven track record in representing immigration, deportation and related legal cases. Attorney Rosti specializes in this area of law and understands that an individual needs a lawyer to explain their options clearly and assist them in achieving the best resolution possible. Call The Law Office of Susan N. Rosti, Esq. today at 973.883.5977 to schedule a consultation today if you are facing immigration and / or deportation issues and need representation.