Being charged with driving under the influence in Washington State if you ordinarily reside in another state presents a complicated situation. Not only will you be subject to penalties in Washington State, you may face certain additional penalties in your home state. You may also be required to be present in Washington for certain proceedings.
Unless you are from Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, or Wisconsin, your state is part of the Driver License Compact. This is an agreement whereby participating states share information regarding driving offenses with the authorities in the home state of the individual who has been charged. This means that a DUI in Washington will be on file in your home state, where further actions may be taken against you. Usually, this is in regards to your driver's license but depends on the laws of the specific state.
If you are facing this serious and frustrating situation, you require the services of an attorney who is experienced in such matters. Our Lynnwood DUI lawyer has represented countless clients with great success since 2003.
Our firm, the Dichter Law Office, PLLC, has been involved in many cases wherein our client has been charged with DUI in Washington while away from their home state. We empathize with what you are enduring. Not only are you facing the disturbing possibility of standard DUI penalties, you are also confronted with the immense disruption to your life that this situation can bring. We will do our utmost to keep you from having to remain in or return to Washington State any more than absolutely necessary. We will consult with you as to your priorities and goals regarding the outcome of your case then pursue them aggressively. We offer a free consultation to assist you in pursuing justice and are available 24/7 to help you.
Contact a Lynnwood DUI attorney if you have been charged with DUI in Washington while residing in another state.