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Defense for Out-of-State DWI Charges

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 home state.

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:

  • Georgia
  • Wisconsin
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Tennessee

These states, however, will report your ticket to your home state.

Hire a Former Chief Prosecutor to Defend You

At 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.
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