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A Dutch citizen was recently convicted in Arizona of drunk

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A Dutch citizen was recently convicted in Arizona of drunk driving because he blew twice the legal limit. No one eas hurt. He has not returned Arizona and does not plan to serve his sentence in an Arizona jail.
Can he visit the US without consequences if he avoids Arizona?
Is this conviction a misdemeaner or a felony?
If he gets stopped by police in New York State for any reason will this warrant pop up and can he be arrested and taqken to Arizona.
Please help. Many thanks

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

Good afternoon. I'll be assisting you with your question.

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

Was this the person's first DWI arrest?



TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

OK. It is a misdemeanor. As far as avoiding an arrest, that is really a two part answer.

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

First, warrants are nationwide, so if this person enters the US, customs will see that there is an active warrant and take the person into custody. However, most states will not extradite for a misdemeanor, so the person would be taken into custody, but most likely released a few days later when Arizone refuses to extradite.

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