Charged with a DUI While Visiting Southern California?

If you are visiting California from another state or country, you must realize that every state has different driving rules and legislation regarding DUI charges. Many times, out of state drivers are caught off guard by the aggressive way in which California law enforcement officers will pursue drivers suspected of driving under the influence. If you or someone you know have received a DUI charge while visiting Southern California, those charges will not go away when you return home.

Drivers often think that they can leave behind a DUI charge when they return home, when in actuality their DUI charge will not only remain in California but it will follow them to their home state as well. You will face some of the harshest penalties in the country for your DUI in California, and you may lose your privilege to drive in the state for an extended period of time. Thanks to an agreement called the Interstate Drivers' License Compact, there is a high possibility that your home state will receive information about your DUI arrest and any charges or license suspensions that result.

You will have 10 days to request a DMV Administration hearing after you have been charged with a DUI in California. Without the help of a criminal defense lawyer, you will have to travel back to California to attend the hearing in person and defend your rights. You will also have to make another trip to attend your court hearing, where a judge will determine the extent of your penalties. You can avoid the hassle and expenses of traveling, as well as make sure your rights are protected, when you contact a DUI lawyer at our firm. We are highly skilled in California DUI lawyer and we excel at defending out of state drivers against all types of DUI charges.