Out Of State Residents
The Interstate Driver’s License Compact
Under the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, 45 of the 50 states have agreed to share information about DUI convictions. Thus, even if you don’t have a California driver’s license and don’t plan on ever driving in California again, a California driver’s license suspension will result in a suspension in your home state. Only five states don’t participate in the Interstate Driver’s License Compact–Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Michigan.
Also, any Newport Beach DUI lawyer will tell you, if you don’t resolve the mater in court, an arrest warrant will be issued and will remain in effect until you appear in court. This warrant will show up on most background checks and could result in extradition in serious cases.
In California, most DUI cases are charged as misdemeanor offenses. This means that a Newport Beach DUI lawyer can appear in court on your behalf, without you being there. Your Irvine DUI lawyer can also appear at the DMV hearing on your behalf. If your testimony is needed at the DMV hearing, your Newport Beach DUI attorney can arrange for you to give testimony over the phone.
Hiring a local Newport Beach DUI lawyer to handle your case in court and at the DMV can save you substantial sums of money in travel expenses, lodging and time away from work. Moreover, it will give you peace of mind to get the matter cleared up so you can get on with your life. If you were arrested in another city in Orange County, you may need to reach out to a San Juan Capistrano DUI lawyer, Irvine DUI lawyer, Orange DUI attorney, Fullerton DUI lawyer, Huntington Beach DUI lawyer, or Mission Viejo DUI attorney.
Free Telephonic Consultation With A Newport Beach DUI Lawyer
If you would like an experienced Newport Beach DUI Attorney to appear in the California court and DMV to handle your case, call The Law Office of EJ Stopyro at (949) 278-6353. We offer a free telephonic case review and consultation.