DUI Outside of California?

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If you are wondering how a DUI (driving under the influence) conviction outside California will affect you in California, read on.

California is included in the Interstate Drivers’ License Compact. This helps member states share all information about DUI arrests with each other. This applies to all states except Wisconsin, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Georgia.

Every state prohibits drivers from driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The legal limit for BAC for drivers is .08%.

What should I do if I’m charged with a DUI on vacation?

If you’re on a vacation and have been charged with a DUI, seek out a DUI attorney in the state where you were charged. An attorney from a different state could simply slow down the entire process.

If a California driver gets a DUI in Arizona, the driver’s California license is suspended or revoked, just as if the conviction occurred in California. The out-of-state DUI charge will appear the California driver’s record and will count as a prior DUI under California law.

Experienced DUI lawyers understand what it takes to fight for and obtain the result you are looking for. If you were charged with a DUI in California, hire legal representation as soon as possible so that you can fight the charges against you, in time.


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Kerry L. Armstrong


Attorney Kerry Armstrong opened up his law firm in June 2007. Mr. Armstrong attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, and received his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University. Kerry L. Armstrong became certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization for criminal law in August 2020, making him one of the few criminal defense attorneys with a criminal law legal specialization certificate in San Diego County.  Between 2014 – 2019, Mr. Armstrong was selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers list, an honor only awarded to 5% of the nation’s attorneys.

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