Defense for Out-of-State DWI Charges
The Martinez Law Firm - Highly Experienced DWI Firm
Is your home state Texas, but you have been charged with driving under
the influence in another state? Receiving a
DWI conviction while in another state can result in serious penalties in Texas.
You may get your license suspended depending on the particular circumstances
surrounding your arrest.
Based on the Driver's License Compact (DLC), you can be penalized for
a violation that occurred in another state if the offense was equivalent to
Texas' penal codes. States that have also agreed to the DLC will report the offense to your
If the state in which you are arrested fails to report the conviction to
Texas, no further action will be taken. In the case that the Texas Department
of Public Safety (DPS) is contacted regarding the out-of-state DWI, your
case will be handed over to your home state. Contact The Martinez Law
Firm for aggressive DWI defense in Houston!
Charged With DWI While Visiting Texas?
If you are visiting Texas and have been arrested for drunk driving, you
are not subject to the state's laws unless you have likewise violated
the laws of your home state, according to the DLC. Your home state will
not hold you to a law that you violated in Texas if they do not follow the DLC.
States that are not members of the DLC are:
These states, however, will report your ticket to your home state.
Hire a Former Chief Prosecutor to Defend You
The Martinez Law Firm, our Houston DWI lawyer has valuable insight that can prove beneficial
in your out-of-state DWI case. Attorney Herman Martinez can help you fight
your case with a background of experience on the other side of the courtroom as a
former chief prosecutor. We are here to protect your rights during this entire process.
Do not wait to get strong defense on your case,