It is not unusual for an individual to be charged with DUI outside of their home state. As a general rule, I recommend that anyone charged with a DUI contact an experienced, local criminal defense lawyer. Anyone in this circumstance should be aware that if they are convicted of a DUI outside of their home state, it will very likely be reported back to their home state. As a general rule, a state can only suspend the licenses of its own residents. For example, in Kentucky, a person convicted of DUI who is not a resident of Kentucky will have their privilege to drive in the state of Kentucky suspended. Kentucky’s Department of Transportation will then send notice to the individual’s licensing state that they have been convicted of DUI in Kentucky. The licensing state will then take whatever measures it feels are appropriate against the individual’s license. This can include license suspension, court-ordered counseling, and hearings concerning whether the individual’s license should be reinstated. If you are convicted of a DUI outside of your home state, it is very important that you comply with all orders from your local licensing authority. Anyone charged with a DUI should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss the particular details of their situation. Contact Edwards & Kautz Law Firm at 866-795-5087 to schedule a free legal consultation.
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