Options for a foreign student arrested for driving while drunk
October 30, 2011 9:04 PM Subscribe
Options/potential consequences for a foreign grad student, studying at U.C.S.D., who has just been arrested and booked in jail for a D.W.I.?
posted by farce majeure to law & government (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My roommate didn't make it home last night, and after doing some searching around this afternoon I've discovered that he was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on his way back from a Halloween party. He's a foreign student currently going to grad school here at UCSD. He's a great guy, good student, and I'm worried that he's going to be deported because of this. Can anyone tell me if there are any options for him, things that he might be able to do to avoid deportation?
I haven't actually been able to get in contact with him, but I learned from the San Diego county jail that he's been booked there, has an immigration hold, and has a court date set for Tuesday.
I am kind of fearing the worst on this one, which would be a shame because (aside from the dwi) he's a really sharp guy and it would be a total disaster if he had to quit school and move back home.
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.