Out of State Driver DUI Charges
Arrested in Bakersfield? Call our Bakersfield DUI Attorney
If you are a resident of another state and have been arrested or charged
with DUI (driving under the influence) in California, you need the help
of an experienced DUI defense attorney. It is crucial that you work with
a law firm who understands the agreements certain states have regarding
the transfer of information about your driving record.
The likelihood is that if convicted, you will not only face legal consequences
in California but also in your home state. There are 44 states are involved
in the "International Driver's License Compact" which means
that the information on DUI charges will be shared between the states.
This means that your driver's license in your home state could be
suspended or revoked even though you are charged in California, depending
on your state laws.
The several states are not part of this pact include:
Call On Our DUI Defense Team
If you reside in another state and have been pulled over and charged with
DUI, California law enforcement does not have the right to take your driver's
license. They will instead issue you a notice that your privilege to drive
in California will be suspended in 30 days. It is crucial that you contact
Bakersfield DUI defense attorney from Middlebrook & Associates immediately after your arrest. Our attorneys
are experienced in handling such cases and can even represent you without
you being present, which allows you to return home.
When facing any DUI charge, it is extremely important that you are represented
by a dedicated and skilled DUI defense lawyer to aggressively defend you.
Conviction of a drunk driving charge in California is very serious and
if convicted you face possible jail time, stiff fines, license suspensions
and tens of thousands of dollars in secondary costs (Insurance, In-Vehicle
Alcohol Analysis Systems).
The first step to handle your DUI charge is the
DMV hearing. This hearing must be requested
within 10 days of your arrest. Our attorneys are able to both schedule a hearing and represent in order
to contest the suspension of your driving privileges in California. It
is strongly advised that you take advantage of the skill, resources and
experience of the DUI defense attorneys at our firm to ensure your rights
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI and reside in another state,
be sure to contact
Middlebrook & Associates. We proudly offer free initial consultations to the criminally accused.