While many states share similar DUI laws, some have vastly different types of penalties. Therefore, it can be hard to know for sure whether the DUI laws of your state match up with those of a state you happen to be visiting. You may also wonder what happens to you when you get back home. If you get pulled over for a DUI in Los Angeles, how will that affect you if you live in Las Vegas?
If you’ve been arrested out-of-state, your own state will soon find out about it. Many states, including Nevada, are part of the Driver License Compact, meaning the states that have joined share information about license suspensions and traffic violations from out-of-state travelers back to their home state. For example, if you live in Nevada but are arrested for a DUI in Colorado, the police in Colorado will inform Nevada of your infraction.
In some cases, state law enforcement will decide to leave your punishment to your home state. However, they can punish you if their laws allow it. For example, California can revoke your right to drive in the entire state for 30 days if you’re an out-of-state driver accused of a DUI. This may be a problem if you still need to drive in the state for business or for vacation.
If you’re facing DUI charges after driving in another state, our award-winning defense lawyers will be your aggressive and prepared advocates in court. We have an excellent, proven record of trial victories and have handled thousands of DUI cases. Trust our experience to help you get the best results possible.
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