If you are not a US Citizen, getting a DUI conviction is much more serious. Even a very old DUI conviction can really hurt you. Immigration authorities can lock you up in detention centers, then deport you. The best defense is to show the immigration authorities that you’ve obtained alcohol / drug treatment and fully rehabilitated yourself. And getting a good, experienced DUI attorney who truly understands the serious immigration consequences non citizen clients face with a DUI charge. Lynnwood / Shoreline attorney Paul Hanson works closely with local immigration lawyers when his DUI clients are not US citizen.