Aggressive Out-of-State DUI Attorney in Kansas City
Many people are well aware of the consequences they can face if they are
driving under the influence (DUI) in the state where they live. But what happens if a person is charged
with DUI while visiting or vacationing in another state? Do
DUI penalties and charges carry over into different states? The short answer is that
it is very likely, but not automatic.
If you have been charged with a DUI,
schedule a consultation with our defense lawyer today!
Out-of-State DUI Process
If you are arrested for DUI outside of your home state, the consequences
could very well follow you home, including
license suspensions, expensive fines, and a criminal conviction on your record. This is because
the states have created a few interstate agreements that allow drunk driving
offenses to carry over between states, such as the Non-Resident Violators
Compact (NRVC) and the Driver’s License Compact (DLC). Under these
agreements, member states may communicate with each other regarding a
person’s driving history and prosecute crimes committed in other states.
For example, if you live in Kansas and are arrested for
drunk driving in Missouri but fail to respond to your charges, the state of Missouri can notify
your home state and have your driver’s license suspended until your
DUI case is handled. If your home state is not one of the 45 DLC member
states or 44 NRVC states, there is still a chance you still be extradited
to the state in which you were arrested to stand trial.
Kansas City DUI Defense Lawyer
First time DUI offenses,
multiple DUIs and
underage DUIs come with consequences and can inflict serious damage to your reputation
and future. If you have been charged with drunk driving in a state other
than your own,
Kansas City DUI Lawyer Steve Schanker can fight to secure a reduction or dismissal of your charges
on your behalf. With more than two decades of proven experience protecting
the rights of clients throughout Kansas and Missouri, your case is sure
to be in excellent hands.
Our Kansas City attorney is ready to provide tough and aggressive DUI defense. Schedule a
free case review to start building your defense today.