Many people are unaware that if they lose their license in one state due to a DUI, they will most likely lose their license in their home state as well. When an out-of-state licensed driver receives a license suspension in North Carolina due to a DUI conviction, their license will be suspended in their home state. In fact, only Michigan and Wisconsin do not participate in the Interstate Driver’s License Compact.
No matter where you live, outside of the two non-participating states, you will face the totality of a license suspension. When you are convicted of a DUI, the department of motor vehicles shares that information between states. That means when your license is suspended or revoked in one state, your home state will be notified. You will not get your license back until you satisfy all of the requirements set forth by the state in which you were convicted.
How This Impacts You
When you lose your license, you may be inhibited from working or attending class. If you do not live in an area that has easy access to public transportation, you may find yourself having to rely on friends and family for rides. Worse yet, you may make the poor decision to take your chances and continue driving.
Beyond having to jump through several hoops to get your license back, you may be required to pay stiff fines, penalties, and fees. Failure to follow these very detailed procedures can prevent your from getting your license back in a timely manner. Imagine all of the ways your life could be impacted if you are not able to drive legally.
How We Can Help You
When you contact the experienced DUI attorneys at Auger & Auger Law, you know that you are in good hands. We are not only knowledgeable of North Carolina DUI laws, but we have succeeded in representing people who do not live in this state do what is needed to get their license back.
If you do not live in North Carolina but have been convicted of a DUI in our state, please contact our helpful lawyers today. We can begin working for you immediately, helping you meet the requirements to get your license back as quickly as possible. Do not be intimidated by the legal process. Our lawyers can put you in contact with people in your own state, and we can work with North Carolina DMV offices to help you. Call now!