Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but if you happen to be an illegal immigrant a DUI charge can mean more than just fines.
According to the Associated Press, drunk driving-related deportations have nearly tripled from 10,851 cases in 2008 to 28,635 in the fiscal year ending September, 2010. Another 13,028 illegal aliens were deported for other serious traffic violations – three times the 4,527 offenders deported in 2008. If this trend continues, drunk driving may surge ahead of drug crimes to become the number one cause of criminal deportation. The increase in DUI-related deportations helped the government set a record for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country last year.
The rash of deportations over drunk driving calls into question the Obama administration’s claims that their immigration policy is focused only on violent offenders. As recently as May 10, Obama said in a speech in ElPaso, Texas, that his administration was focused on violent offenders and not families or “folks who are looking to scrape together an income.”
Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself the Miami Valley’s choice for DUI defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671. For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter @DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook, www.facebook.com/daytondui and on the DaytonDUI channel on YouTube. You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.
- Report: Deportations due to drunk driving and traffic violations escalate dramatically (autoblog.com)
- Record number deported for drugs, traffic crimes (cbsnews.com)
- Traffic crime, drunken driving deportations way up (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Distracted Driving or Drunk Driving? (daytondui.com)
- Prior DUI Offenses (Federal and Out-of-State) (daytondui.com)