Out of State DUI

Out of State DUI Charges

Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the state of California can be a very trying and complicated ordeal anyone can experience. If you are a resident of another state, and are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California, the situation can become even more convoluted. The arrest can impact your driving privileges in California, as well as the state you reside in. A skilled Southern California DUI Attorney can help you deal with all aspects of the arrest and explain all of your options to you.

Orange County CA DUI Lawyer

California is an extremely transient state. People come from all over the country to visit Southern California, its mountains, deserts and beaches. Frequently, while on vacation, judgment may be impaired due to alcohol consumption. If you have been charged with a DUI, Drugged Driving or DWI in California, call The Law Office of David Swanson at 949-477-3030. Or, click here to contact Mr. Swanson via email.

Driving is a privilege in the United States of America. It is not a right as many people think. With that, the state that issues your driver’s license owns your license and they have the ability to suspend or revoke it. If you are charged with a DUI in California, you can have your driving privileges suspended in California. The state of California does not have the authority to suspend your license in your home of record state. However, once California relays the DUI conviction to your home state, their Department of Motor Vehicles reserves the right to suspend your license.

Interstate Drivers License Compact

The severity and impact of your DUI charge on your driving privileges in your home state primarily depends on whether or not that state is party to Interstate Drivers License Compact (IDLC). The Interstate Drivers License Compact is an agreement between most states to share information about Drunk Driving charges, Drugged Driving charges, and other traffic offenses. However, if you reside in one of these states and are convicted of a DUI, they have the rights to suspend your license if they become aware of the conviction.

States Not Party to Interstate Drivers License Compact

The following states do not acknowledge the IDLC:

  • Wisconsin
  • Massachusetts
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • Michigan

Contact a California Out Of State DUI Defense Lawyer

A DUI or DWI arrest in California has the capacity to affect many areas of your life including your ability to get to and from work, school, appointments and other necessary destinations. This is true no matter what state your license was issued in or where you reside. If you have been charged with a DUI, DWI or Drugged Driving in California feel free to call the Law Office of David Swanson at 949-477-3030. Mr. Swanson proudly serves all of Southern California with a focus on Orange County. Mr. Swanson has an office in Irvine, CA and serves Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, The Laguna’s, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach and other Southern California towns..