Chicago Attorney for Out-of-State DUI
Aggressive Defense for Your DUI Charges
Whether you live out of state and were arrested for DUI in Chicago or reside in Illinois and were arrested for DUI in another state, an attorney at our law firm can help. At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, we handle out-of-state drunk driving charges of all kinds. We can address the impact that charges of this kind may have on your driver’s license as well as your freedom. These cases have the potential to present complex issues that will need to be dealt with in a professional and swift manner. With our extensive DUI defense experience as well as our backgrounds as former prosecutors, our team can provide you the level of counsel you need. We recommend that you call our offices to schedule a consultation with a Chicago DUI lawyer at our offices as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Out of State DUI Charges
Illinois, along with most other states in the U.S., is a member of the Driver’s License Compact (DLC). This is an agreement based upon the principle “One Driver, One License, One Record”. Member states agree to report traffic violations by out-of-state drivers to their home state, where home state laws would be enforced. This may include points on the driver’s record or license suspension, depending on the specific nature and severity of the offense. Speeding, reckless driving and DUI are all examples of the types of traffic offenses that may be reported to a driver’s home state if he or she is pulled over out of state. Minor violations, such as parking tickets, typically do not apply.
Though these cases may be complicated due to the involvement of authorities from two different states, our lawyers have the resources and experience with out-of-state DUI charges to be effective. Contact a Chicago DUI attorney at our firm today to talk about your case and how we can help!