DWIs and International Travel Restrictions

Every country has its own laws regarding who it will permit to enter the country. Some nations choose to restrict entry for those who have a drunk driving conviction on their record. If you are facing a DWI charge, you should be aware that pleading guilty or being convicted could have serious effects on your ability to travel.

Possible Consequences for International Travel

Laws regarding entry to a country if you have a DWI conviction can vary greatly. Some countries have no restrictions, while others have strict lifetime bans. Some of the ways that a country might restrict travel include:

  • Completely barring entry
  • A ban depending on the seriousness of the crime – whether it was a misdemeanor or a felony
  • A ban for a certain period of time following the charge or conviction

Whatever the laws are, they are in place to try to offer protection to the citizens of that country. They may also be associated with the culture or beliefs that are predominant in that area. If you are facing DWI charges, consider how this could affect your business, family, or leisure travels.

Contact Us

The Dallas DWI attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are ready to assist you with your legal needs regarding a DWI or other drinking and driving charge. Contact us today at (214) 845-7007 if you are facing these charges. Remember that having a DWI conviction on your record, whether a misdemeanor or felony, could have serious repercussions for your future, including your ability to travel freely.


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