As one of the most visited cities in the nation according to Forbes magazine, it is no surprise that many individuals who are from out of state are arrested for DUI in Orlando. Considering the number of business conventions, conferences, activities and theme parks for vacationers, and other events that attract millions every year, out of state DUI is actually a fairly common offense. At Adams & Luka, we understand how stressful it is to find yourself in a situation involving alleged drunken driving while in a state other than your state of residence. We can help, and urge you to contact our office immediately for skilled legal guidance.
Cases involving driving under the influence when you are outside of your home state can be not only stressful, but difficult and more complex than DUI charges involving someone who lives inside the state of Florida. Ultimately, if you do not take action while in the state to resolve the DUI charges, you will face the consequences in your state of residence, as the DMV will be notified of your arrest, which will likely result in driver's license suspension according to local laws.
In the U.S., there are 44 states that participate in the NRVC, or Non-Resident Violator Compact. This compact is designed to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities attributed to drunk driving, as the states who participate share DUI files. This means that if you choose not to resolve the out of state DUI issue while in Florida, you will face the consequences when you get home. By contacting a skilled defense lawyer at once, it may be possible to prevent a conviction and the negative impact to your life it will cause in your home state.Criminal Penalties for Out of State DUI in Florida
Even though you are not a resident of Florida, if you are found guilty of driving under the influence you may face jail time, steep fines, and community service.
A conviction may result in DUI penalties in Florida, as well as legal punishment in the state where you live. This is why it is so important to challenge the charges against you quickly. Your Orlando out of state DUI attorney will work to have the charges dismissed if possible, or to avoid a conviction should you go to trial. Ultimately, you want to avoid driver's license suspension, a permanent criminal record, and other consequences that may affect your life, career, and reputation.Contact Adams & Luka Now
When you are out of state and arrested for driving under the influence, it truly is a frightening and stressful experience. You don't know what you will face, or how it will affect your life in your state of residence. Being arrested for DUI in Orlando when you live in Georgia, Utah, or any other state will compound the issue. You must have a highly qualified and aggressive Orlando criminal defense lawyer in your corner who will work vigorously to obtain your desired outcome. At Adams & Luka, we fight for our clients and settle for nothing less than the best possible result. Contact us now for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.