When driving out-of-state, you could be pulled over by the police. This might happen if you are driving out-of-state for work, for a vacation, or for some other reason. If your are charged with a DUI while driving in another state, it can add difficulties to your life. A DUI in Connecticut is stressful enough, but an out-of-state DUI can be even more difficult. This is because you need to deal with the laws of the state where you were charged. You might also have to travel back and forth to this state to make court appearances. Here, I will discuss the out-of-state DUI in greater detail.
If you get an out-of-state DUI but you are a Connecticut resident, your situation differs from someone who got a DUI within Connecticut. You will now have to deal with penalties in the state where you were arrested as well as Connecticut. If charged with a DUI in any state, you should do everything you can to fight the arrest. This is because an out of state conviction will be treated as a Connecticut conviction by the state of Connecticut. This means that you will have to deal with fines, potential jail time, revocation of your license, and other penalties. This happens in the state where you were arrested. And, on top of that, you will face these penalties in Connecticut. This could potentially double fines, jail time, and suspensions.
It is in your best interest to hire an experienced DUI lawyer in the state where your arrest occurred. A local lawyer will be best equipped to defend you and prevent a conviction, which will impact your Connecticut license. Take a look at the individual state pages that we have created to understand the penalties you face in that state and our suggestion for a good DUI lawyer in that state.
If you are convicted of an out of state DUI or if you plead guilty to the charges against you, it might still be possible to prevent the license suspension in Connecticut. However, you must take the right steps in order to potentially save your Connecticut license. In order to do this, you should also hire a Connecticut DUI lawyer to assist you with this process.
Our lawyers at Ruane Attorneys have relationships with DUI lawyers from other states. We can help you with your case and put you in touch with a lawyer who works in the state where you were charged if necessary. We will make sure that you get the best resources to assist with your case.