Out of State Residents
Out of State DUI Defendants
The Interstate Driver’s License Compact
Under the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, 45 of the 50 states have agreed to share information about DUI convictions. Thus, even if you don’t have a California driver’s license and don’t plan on ever driving in California again, a California suspension will result in a suspension in your home state. Only five states don’t participate in the Interstate Driver’s License Compact–Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Michigan.
Also, if you don’t resolve the mater in court, an arrest warrant will be issued and will remain in effect until you appear in court. This warrant will show up on most background checks and could result in extradition in serious cases.
In California, most DUI cases are charged as misdemeanor offenses. This means that an attorney can appear in court on your behalf, without you being there. Your DUI lawyer can also appear at the DMV hearing on your behalf. If your testimony is needed at the DMV hearing you can give testimony over the phone.
Hiring a local California DUI attorney to handle your case in court and at the DMV can save you substantial sums of money in travel expenses, lodging and time away from work. Moreover, it will give you peace of mind to get the matter cleared up so you can get on with your life.
If you would like an experienced DUI lawyer to appear in the California court and DMV to handle your case, call The Law Office of EJ Stopyro at (949) 559-5500.