Hi, I am a green card holder professional in AZ and find myself in a desparate situation. I have been charged with Class 6 felony for DUI. The alcohol level was marginally over the limit and it is my only offense in my record, but I had my kids in my car which aggravates it. My lawyer and I are doing all we can to get a plea for Class 1 Aggravated Misdemeanor at the next hearing. My questions are:
1) If I am unlucky and get the felony conviction, will the USCIS deport me? What will be my options?
2) To further complicate my situation, I am scheduled to leave for Europe for a short business trip, 2 days after my hearing. Even though I have filed a "motion to travel" in my court and am hoping to get it approved before my travel, I am highly afraid that while entering or exiting the U.S., they may detain me because of this DUI arrest and conviction? If I get a 24 hour jail time (hopefully not more), I may not be able to complete it before leaving. Will they arrest me and put me in a jail when I enter in the U.S. for not having completed whatever sentence I will get? I have family and long-term ties here.
Any help will be highly apprciated. Thanks a lot.