Out of State DWI
Information Concerning Out of State Drivers and DWI
Many people visit Texas every year for the many attractions and enjoyable experiences that the state has to offer. Houston, for example, is one of the country’s most populated cities and attracts an estimated 9.2 million visits every year to its cultural events and exhibitions. Visitors should keep in mind that the State of Texas has very strict laws concerning driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and the penalties can be severe.
If you are from out of state, and are arrested for DWI in Texas, you must understand that there are serious consequences that may adversely affect you in your home state. A DWI in Texas may impact your freedom in another State. In addition, Texas is part of the Driver’s License Compact that requires states to report out of state DWI crimes received by a motorist to the home state where the motorist has a license. If you are restricted from driving in Texas, your home state will be notified and your license may be subject to suspension.
Even though you are from out of state, the laws governing an out of state DWI in Texas will apply to you. You need to hire an experienced Houston DWI lawyer who can assist you in the the legal matters concerning your case. If your DWI involves injury, you could face felony charges. The penalties for such charges include up to $10,000 in fines and 2 to 10 years in jail.
The Benefits of Hiring a Houston DWI Lawyer
Even if you need to return to your home State, an attorney from Chernoff Law in Houston, could be working for you. Our lawyer is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has successfully defended hundreds of DWI cases. Having a lawyer who is familiar with all of the Texas laws regarding DWI and experienced in such matters will increase your chances for a positive outcome.
Our criminal law attorneys consist of former chief prosecutors in County Court, Harris County, and former assistant district attorneys. Our combined knowledge and experience in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County and Galveston County will ensure your best outcome.