Out of State DUI
Out of State DUI Lawyer in Fredericksburg
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DUIs often result in serious consequences which can adversely affect your career, reputation, and wellbeing. Out of state DUIs are slightly more complicated, as the state in which you received your DUI will notify the Virginia DMV about your conviction. Virginia is then responsible to penalize you as is necessary under Virginia’s driving laws.
If you have found yourself charged with an out of state DUI, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law, a skilled DUI attorney. With more than a decade of legal experience and experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Cornick can capably guide you through your legal circumstances and fight to ensure your rights are upheld.
Learn more about your case by contacting our firm today!
Driver’s License Compact
The Driver’s License Compact (DLC) is an agreement shared among almost all the states, including Virginia, to share information regarding a driving offense if the offender was an out-of-state driver.
The following states are not members of the DLC:
Typically, the offender is prosecuted with regard to the laws of his or her home state. Each state will have slight differences in how they handle these offenses. If you carry a Virginia driver’s license and are charged with a DUI in another state, you are subject to Virginia’s penalties for a first-time DUI, or multiple DUI, depending on the specifics of your situation.
License Suspension After an Out-of-State DUI
In Virginia, many out-of-state DUI offenders find themselves facing license suspension. The process of reinstatement typically involves paying a fee and enrolling in the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.
Several other options are available in response to license suspension:
- Petitioning the General District Court in Virginia for a restricted driver’s license: This license would enable you to drive to school, work, take care of a loved one, or otherwise enable you to carry on important and crucial parts of your daily life.
- Petitioning the Circuit Court to re-evaluate your charges: This petition essentially asks the court to take a look at your charges and see whether or not your charges were brought under laws similar enough to Virginia DUI laws. Ideally, this might result in a reversal of your suspension.
Contact Our Fredericksburg DUI Lawyers Today!
With Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law, you can rest assured you are in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable Fredericksburg criminal defense lawyer. Regardless of the circumstances, navigating a DUI charge can be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience. Our legal team ensures you are never alone throughout this process, and we are personally dedicated to each and every case we take.
Speak to a representative of our firm today by calling (540) 827-4446.