Out Of State Dui

The State of California draws a tremendous amount of tourists and visitors each year, many of whom decide to make California their new home. However, before such individuals get a chance to obtain a California State license, and find themselves facing a DUI charge, having an out of state license creates a few complicated issues with the law. An out of state license DUI charge is not an insurmountable problem, although it is understandable for many people to feel like it is when it initially happens.

Even though you may have an out of state license, if you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California, your right to drive in the state will be suspended within 30 days. (California residents who are arrested for DUI may have their license suspended or revoked unless they appeal such consequences within 10 days of their arrest.) After this occurs, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be notified of your DUI. Similar to a California resident, as an out of state driver, you have 10 days following your arrest to challenge your license suspension which will be heard at a DMV hearing.

Another factor of an out of state DUI in California that many motorists are unaware of is the existence of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. States that are a part of this organization will inform each other of DUI arrests that take place involving out of state residents. As a consequence of being arrested for driving under the influence in California, an out of state driver may encounter additional consequences with his or her home-state relating to his or her driver’s license and other legal matters.

Considering the many complexities surrounding a DUI charge and the particular circumstance of having an out of state license, it may be in your best interest to contact a skilled defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to build you the strong and effective defense that you need to secure your driving privileges.

To learn more about how having an out of state license affects the consequences of your alleged DUI, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Time is of the essence and each day after your arrest counts towards the positive outcome of your case and the quality of your future. Call Lawrence Wolf for your free consultation at 1-800-YOU-ARE-INNOCENT.

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