Not every arrest or charge will make you ineligible for citizenship. First, you must understand that being charged is not the same as being convicted. Only the crimes for which you were convicted or plead guilty will affect your eligibility for citizenship. But, let’s assume that you were convicted of DUI. How will it affect your citizenship case? the short answer is that, if you had only one DUI, luckily, you will still be eligible for citizenship, if you properly disclose the incident and provide proper records. If you have been convicted of multiple DUIs or DWIs or other misdemeanors, the answer depends on the circumstances of your case. If you have any charges or convictions, before filing for citizenship you definitely must consult with a qualified immigration lawyer. Even if you do not end up hiring a lawyer for the process, at least get a detailed consultation.