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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, the Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, in June 2007. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Mr. Armstrong was selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers list, an honor only awarded to 5% of the nation’s attorneys. In 2017, he was also selected for the Super Lawyers Top 50 in San Diego list. In 2014, he was selected as a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine. Additionally, Mr. Armstrong was also named as a Top Attorney by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014.

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