Out of State DUI in Polk County
Polk County DUI Lawyers And Attorneys
If you are a Florida resident and were arrested for DUI in another state, or if you reside in another state and were arrested for DUI in Florida, you need a criminal defense attorney immediately. You will need legal representation during any criminal court proceedings and also at your DMV hearing, which will be held in regards to the suspension of your driving privileges.
Florida is a member of the Non-Resident Violators Compact and Driver’s License Compact. The basic result of these compacts is that Florida will report any traffic violations to your home state, and vice versa. What does this mean to you? If you have a driver’s license that was issued in California and you are arrested for DUI in Florida, Florida does not have the authority to confiscate your California license nor the ability to suspend or revoke this license. However, Florida does have the authority to suspend your driving privileges in Florida and to report your DUI to California where license suspension penalties can be enforced. You will also face criminal court proceedings in whichever state your DUI arrest occurred.
DUI Attorneys Serving Polk County, Florida
The right DUI lawyer can help you avoid criminal penalties for a drunk driving conviction. A lawyer can also represent your interests in regards to license suspension proceedings. At Finebloom & Haenel, it is our number one goal to help you keep your home state driver’s license and your privilege to drive in Florida, while defending you against serious criminal charges. Therefore, if you reside in another state and were arrested for DUI in or around Polk County, Florida, take a moment to consult an attorney at our firm as soon as possible. We can explain your rights and your options to you to help you make the right decision about your case and your legal counsel.
Facing out of state DUI charges in Polk County? Contact an attorney at our firm today!