If you are a resident of another state and have been charged with DUI in California, do not assume that your license and driving record are safe. California is a member of the Non-Resident Violators Compact (NRVC) and the Driver’s License Compact (DLC), which means that California will communicate with your home state to have your license and driving record penalized as though your offense occurred at home. Your license will also be suspended here, and you will be processed by the California DMV and criminal court system. Exceptions to the compact include Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Michigan.
In order to regain your right to drive in the state until you appear in court, you should retain the services of a DUI lawyer and request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Otherwise, you will be unable to drive in the state until your case is complete. You will also be required to appear before the Riverside County Court to have your case tried. This is another reason why it is very important for you to retain the services of a Riverside out-of-state DUI lawyer.
At our firm, we have been providing aggressive defense in Riverside County for more than a decade. Our legal team seeks to give its full attention and dedication to each DUI case we take on and stop at nothing to have the case dismissed. We thoroughly investigate every aspect of each case in order to uncover faults in the prosecution’s strategies, such as an unlawful police stop or mistakes in field sobriety test procedures. Call now or complete our free case analysis form to contact us online. At no cost to you, we could review your case and provide you with comprehensive legal options. Contact a Riverside out-of-state DUI lawyer from our firm today!