Gainesville DUI Lawyer
DUI CHARGES FOR NON-GEORGIA RESIDENTS
If you have been charged with a DUI offense in Georgia, but you live and hold a license in another state, you can suffer serious legal ramifications. Georgia participates in the Non-Resident Driver Compact since 1980, which means that if you are convicted of a DUI in Georgia you will suffer the penalties imposed by the state of Georgia and the state in which you reside. Currently, there are only two states that do not participate in this pact or the Driver's License Compact (DLC): Wisconsin and Michigan.
Both states, however, can exercise their right to suspend your license if they find out about a conviction in Georgia. Essentially, you are facing punishment in Georgia for the criminal offense and suspension of you license in your home state. You will have to work with the court systems in both states to reinstate your privilege to drive and limit or dismiss your punishment in Georgia and reinstate you license in your home state. Out-of-State DUI offenses can become very complicated and you need an experienced Gainesville DUI attorney to help you navigate your case.
HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH AN OUT-OF-STATE DUI?
If you are living out-of-state, it is even more important that you resolve your case as quickly as possible and limit the amount of time and expense that is required to travel back and forth from your home state to Georgia. The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson have handled countless cases like yours and can provide representation without you being present, as much as possible
We can refer you to an attorney if you are living or traveling outside of Georgia and are arrested and charged with a DUI. Our firm has over 20 years of experience defending cases involving out-of-state drivers and has developed and maintained relationships with law firms and attorneys throughout the country who can help you fight your case.
Contact a Gainesville DUI attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today!