Out of State DUI Arrests
Arrested for DUI while visiting the Los Angeles area?
What can you do if you are an out of state driver who has received a DUI in Los Angeles County? For the past twenty five years I have been defending clients who live out of state and have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles or have an out of state license related to a DUI case. In addition to giving the client the best drunk driving defense available, our Los Angeles DUI lawyers pride ourselves in making it convenient and easy for our out of state clients to deal with their DUI case. In many cases we can make most of the court appearances for the client and coordinate the case over the phone and through the mail. While still providing top level service.
How The Hedding Law Firm Handles Out Of State DUI Arrest
Our Los Angeles DUI defense law firm has no problem doing the consultation over the phone if you are not able to come into the office. Once you retain us, we will make the first court appearance for you, send you a copy of the paperwork related to the case and then discuss what the best approach is for you. If possible I like the client to come to court at least one time to make sure they understand everything they must do in order to successfully resolve their case. However, if you can not make it to court, then we can usually appear for you and use notarized waiver forms to deal with a plea, if we decide that is the best way to handle your case.
Avoiding a DUI Bench Warrant
There is no reason for a bench warrant to be issued for your arrest because you are unable to appear in court. Let our Los Angeles DUI attorneys put our experience and reputation to work for you. We have handled hundreds of cases for out of state drivers and pride ourselves in making the process easy, convenient and affordable. Put a list of questions together and give us a call so we can start the process of putting this matter behind you in the most effective way possible! We are here to answer your questions, educate you on how the process works and design a plan that takes into account your unique circumstances.
California’s Strict Drunk Driving Laws
California and specifically Los Angeles have some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation. You need a DUI lawyer who has been down the path you are about to travel and had success, time and time again. One phone call will begin the process of taking control of your case.
If you live in another state and were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Los Angeles, contact our Los Angeles DUI lawyers and we will competently and aggressively defend your case.
Legal Consequences Of An Out Of State DUI
You may face consequences both in Los Angeles, California and the home state you live in. We will do everything we can to get you the best results so that you will not have to face any harsh or severe consequences.
Most states, California being one of them, follow an agreement called the “Drivers License Compact”, in which states agree to share information about a person’s driving history. This means, if you are a California resident convicted of DUI in Nevada, your California driver’s license will likely be suspended along with your ability to drive in Nevada. On the other hand, if you are a Nevada resident who is convicted of DUI in California, your Nevada license will likely be suspended along with your right to drive in California.
Driver’s License Suspension
If you are arrested for driving under the influence in California and do not have a California driver license, the arresting law enforcement can not confiscate your out of state license, but can and will suspend your California driving privileges for 30 days. From the date of your arrest, you have 10 days to schedule a DMV hearing in order to challenge the suspension of your California driving privileges.
Additionally, if your home state is a part of the Driver’s License Compact, the California DMV will notify the state’s motor vehicle department of your arrest and conviction.
Call a Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney
Due to such consequences, a defense lawyer skilled in the DUI arena is a necessary and important tool to your drunk driving charge. Our DUI defense lawyers in Los Angeles have over 75 years of combined experience and we handle DUI cases on a daily basis. We get great results and fight aggressively on your behalf. We will handle your DMV hearing and your criminal proceeding.
If you or someone you know is facing a Los Angeles DUI case, call our law firm and set up a free case evaluation.
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