Oklahoma DUI and Travel Abroad
A DUI conviction carries a number of hidden consequences outside of the court-imposed penalties. In fact, being convicted of drunk driving could have an effect on your ability to travel outside of the country. This means no more vacations or business trips abroad.
How a DUI Impacts Your Ability to Travel Abroad
Allowing a person to enter their border is left up to each country; however, some countries will restrict your ability to enter or length of stay if you have a criminal record. In fact, there are a number of countries that will ban convicted felons outright. Even if your DUI offense was only a misdemeanor, you could still receive restricted access. Canada is one country that will not let you enter until you have been ‘rehabilitated’. You will not even be allowed to land and change planes in the airport.
The United States also has a Global Entry program that makes it easier for U.S. citizens to reenter the country after traveling abroad. Instead of waiting to go through customs, those who have been approved for Global Entry can scan their passport and fingerprints at a kiosk instead. You have to apply to become a part of the program. If you currently have a Global Entry pass, it could be revoked if you are convicted of a DUI.
Retain Your Ability to Travel Freely
If you are currently facing DUI charges, fighting them head on is the only way to avoid all of the difficulties associated with a conviction. The legal team at the Edge Law Firm is equipped to aggressively defend your DUI case in an effort to minimize the impact your charge has on your life.
Trust your case to the firm that focuses exclusively on DUI defense. For a free consultation, call the Edge Law Firm at (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 or complete our case evaluation form now.