Out of State DUI Lawyer in Sarasota
Handling DUI Charges for Out of State Visitors
If you’ve been enjoying a visit to our local area and have found yourself under arrest for drunk driving, you may not know what to do. Your legal options do depend on a number of factors, and DUI charges for out of state visitors can be much more complex than they are for people who are residents of Florida. If you find yourself in this situation, it is vital that you contact a local lawyer for help. At The Miller Law Firm, P.A., our attorney, Scott Miller, has the experience, knowledge, and insights to assist you. Having practiced law since 1997, he understands these complex charges and will work hard to protect your future and your driving privileges.
The Interstate Driver’s License Compact
Most states have a Driver's License Compact, also known as the Interstate Driver's License Compact, in which they agree to share driver’s information regarding DUI charges and other traffic violations. This means that if you live in one state, but are arrested to drunk driving in another, authorities in your home state will be informed about your arrest.
If you are convicted, you could face the criminal penalties of the state in which you were arrested in, and not your home state’s laws. However, after you have served your sentence from the state you were arrested in, you may face additional punishment from your home state’s laws. These penalties can include:
- Additional jail time
- Additional fines and court costs
- License suspension or revocation
- Mandatory enrollment in an alcohol or driving course
- Installation of an ignition interlock devices, at your expense
Aggressively Protecting Your Rights
If you are a visitor to Florida who has been pulled over or arrested for DUI, trust in The Miller Law Firm, P.A. to fight to protect your rights, future, and freedom. It is not in your best interest to face these charges on your own, as a conviction can lead to jail time far away from your home state and an inability to drive once you are back home.
We encourage you to contact the firm and discuss your charges as soon as possible. Our attorney will work closely with you and keep you informed of your options throughout the legal process. Call (941) 275-2489 now.
“He is well respected and will fight to see justice served.”- Lyle T.
“Scott was quick and settled the case in an unbelievable amount of time.”- Julie K.
“Five-Star service from start to finish.”- Marlene V.