Out-of-State DUIs in California
You Could Face Penalties in Our State and Yours
When you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in one state,
but reside in another state, it is important to know that you may face
DUI penalties in both locations. If you or someone you know has been charged with an
out-of-state DUI, learn your rights and how your driving record can be
affected in both states.
Defend Your Driving Privileges
If you find yourself being the target of an out-of-state DUI arrest, you
should act immediately.
You should note the following information once you are charged with an
- You must first schedule your California DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest.
- Failure to schedule a hearing within the allotted time period may lead
to the suspension of your driver's license.
- After our legal team achieves a favorable result in this hearing, you may
be able to also avoid having your driving privileges taken away in the
state you reside.
- If the outcome of your hearing is unsuccessful, the California DMV will
notify your home state, and your driver's license may be suspended.
After dealing with the DMV hearing, you must also address your criminal
charges in court. The state will charge you with either a misdemeanor or a
felony. The category of offense will depend on whether the DUI was a first offense,
or whether you have had
multiple DUI arrests in your past. The circumstances of your DUI also factor into deciding
between a felony and misdemeanor, such as if the accident caused bodily
injuries or fatalities.
Your next step should be calling our Santa Clarita DUI lawyers!
Our seasoned lawyers at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP can help you through
every stage of your case, no matter how complex or how defeated you may
feel. Starting with your DMV hearing all the way through your plea bargain
or verdict, we will be the loyal and fierce advocate you need during this
We offer you our tremendous experience as
former prosecutors and as reputable DUI defenders. Don't settle for anything less than quality representation from a
team of professionals who genuinely care about your driving privileges
and legal record.
Fight your out-of-state DUI charges with our Santa Clarita firm.
Call us today
to begin capitalizing on our extensive resources and our 25 years of DUI
defense knowledge for your case.