After Justin Bieber's recent arrest in Florida, stemming from charges related to driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, there is the question of whether this will affect his green card status.
While different states have different consequences with respect to licensure, if you're driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs under the age of 21, in California, his license would be suspended one year from the date of conviction, says retired Superior Court Judge Eugene Hyman, of Santa Clara, California. The other issue, he says, involving the charge of delaying and resisting a police officer of a non-violent nature could also impact his green card status. However, Hyman says that as long as both charges were misdemeanors, his green card probably won't be affected.
What Hyman says Bieber probably needs is a rehabilitation program, due to his recent erratic behavior, which are classic signs of a substance abuse issue. Hyman wonders exactly what his handlers are doing, as they are obviously doing a very poor job of controlling him.
Honorable Judge Eugene Hyman has received numerous awards and recognition for his work with families and children and has appeared on numerous television news shows. For more information, visit www.judgehyman.com. He is also a featured commentator on The Family Law Channel and The Legal Broadcast Network. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.