California DUI defense attorneys at www.SanDiegoDUI.com and www.SanDiegoDUIhelp.com are often asked about an Out of State DUI Violation:
If you are charged with a violation of California DUI law, but live in another state, you should not have your license confiscated by a California DUI police officer (who has no jurisdiction over that state's license.
However, most states have some sort of reciprocity agreement - e.g. The Interstate Compact http://www.sandiegodrunkdrivingattorney.net/oostate.html - by which you may be assessed points against your license or be charged according to the laws of your state.
The out-of-state nature of your case may complicate your California DUI defense options. Assuming it gets picked up in the system - which in theory it is supposed to be - expect the state Department of Motor Vehicles who issued your license from to impose the appropriate measures, i.e. honor & reciprocate any California DMV suspenson.
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