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Out Of State And Out Of Country DUI/DWI
Below are some helpful tips and commonly asked questions if you are
arrested for a drunk driving charge in another state or country.
Out Of State DUI/DWI
Most states, except for Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee and
Massachusetts, belong to the "Drivers License Compact" which is a
agreement that obligates each member to share information about a
individual's driving history. Upon learning of the out of state offense, the
home state regards the offense as if were committed at home and
applies the home state's penalties which can range from points for a
speeding violation to suspending one's license for a DUI conviction.
Tip: If you are charged or convicted of a DUI/DWI offense in another
state, and they take your license away, you may get lucky and it may not
get reported to your home state. However, when you return to your home
state and go to the DMV or License Bureau for a new license, make sure
you get a duplicate license and avoid getting a renewal of your drivers
license until you absolutely have too. If you get a renewal of your
license, you will be denied if you have a license block or current
suspension in another state. In most cases, the state won't check the
other states for a license block if you just tell them you need a duplicate
license because you lost yours.
If you are lucky enough and don't get your license suspended in your
home state, make sure you do not drive in the state that your license
was suspended (until your license suspension is up) or they will arrest
you for it and charge you.
Going To Court: Make sure you show up for court, pay your fines, and
other court ordered penalties or you will have a warrant issued for your
Out Of Country DUI/DWI
No information is available currently for a out of country DUI/DWI charge.
Note: Please contact a attorney, in your home country to find out the
consequences that your home country may apply to you, if any, if you
plan or fail to show up to court in the other country.
|Learn on what will happen to
your license if you get a
DUI/DWI out of state or
outside of the country.