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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Interstate Compact"

Out of State DUI?

By Criminal Defense Attorney Mark J. Babb Many clients have asked us about the consequences of getting an out-of-state DUI.  The exact answer is different for every situation, but it generally relates to something called the interstate compact.  The interstate compact is a system put in place where states communicate driving infractions and other driver’s license information to each other.  Generally, states honor suspensions, forfeitures, and other traffic consequences from other states.  If you are convicted of an out of state DUI, the penalties in the state where the conviction took place are generally limited to that state.  However, if your...

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Out of State DUI Consequences

Question: I was visiting Ohio when I received an OVI charge; what will happen to my out-of-state license? Ohio (and 45 other states) are members of the Driver's License Compact, an agreement wherein member States communicate the fact of a conviction for DUI to the "Home State". The "Home State" then takes action against the licensee under its own laws. Forty-five States are currently members of the Interstate Compact.  Michigan and Wisconsin are not part of the DLC.   Under all but a few geographical exceptions, it will be impossible for an out of State resident to avoid serious consequences in their...

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Ohio Out-of-State DUI Issues

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Dayton DUI Defense Attorney Can Represent Your Out-of State DUI States use two reporting systems to share information about a DUI arrest.  The Non-Resident Violator Compact (NVRC) is a group of states that share information about an out-of-state DUI arrest.  Other states belong to the Inter-State Driver's License Compact, which operates to share information so that you have one driving record for all offenses no matter where the offense occurred.  Ohio joined the NVRC in 1985 and the Inter-State Compact in 1987. The Interstate Compact is a multi-state agreement between participating states to share...

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