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 out-of-state DUI:

  • 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 stressful time.

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.