Out of State License – Driving Privileges for Resident of State outside California
San Diego California DUI arrest?
Do you have an out-of-state license (that the drunk driving arresting officer was not supposed to snatch)?
Was a pink California DMV Administrative Per Se Suspension/Revocation Order and Temporary Driver License given to you (as required by law)?
This is what you need to know:
The Interstate Compact is a multi-state agreement between participating states to share information and reciprocate. It covers California license suspension actions and California DUI convictions.
Depending on previous DUI offenses or refusals, licenses may be automatically suspended for a period of 90 days to five years, or permanently revoked for multiple DWI convictions (Connecticut).
If a resident of one state or holder of an out-of-state license has his or her driving privilege suspended by California DMV or gets convicted of DUI in California, the driver’s home state can be notified. Your home or issuing state may honor & reciprocate – take action to suspend your resident’s driver’s license.
Just because you do not have a California driver’s license and even if you do not plan to ever drive again in California, it is critical to know that a suspension of your driving privilege in California may result in a suspension of your home state driver’s license.
No matter where you live, you obviously want to avoid, if not at least minimize, any driver’s license suspension action by the California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV). For this reason, you may need to consider diligently retaining a California DUI – DMV Attorney Specialist.
Below is a list of states – it indicates whether a given state belongs to the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, and if so, the year they joined. Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Michigan are all Non-compact states and should not in theory share DUI conviction information. It is better to be safe than sorry.
DLC/NRVC COMPACT MEMBER JOINED DATES
|NRVC||EFFECTIVE DATE||DLC||EFFECTIVE DATE|
|Alaska||Not a Member||Alaska||September 1986|
|Connecticut||January 1981||Connecticut||January 1993|
|District of Columbia||August 1980||District of Columbia||November 1985|
|Georgia||February 1980||Georgia||Not a Member|
|Kentucky||December 1978||Kentucky||August 1996|
|Massachusetts||December 1987||Massachusetts||Not a Member|
|Michigan||Not a Member||Michigan||Not a Member|
|Missouri||October 1980||Missouri||October 1985|
|Montana||Not a Member||Montana||1963|
|New Hampshire||January 1982||New Hampshire||October 1986|
|New Jersey||July 1983||New Jersey||1966|
|New Mexico||January 1985||New Mexico||1963|
|New York||June 1982||New York||1965|
|North Carolina||September 1980||North Carolina||September 1993|
|North Dakota||July 1980||North Dakota||May 1986|
|Ohio||January 1985||Ohio||October 1987|
|Oregon||Not a Member||Oregon||1963|
|Pennsylvania||July 1979||Pennsylvania||October 1994|
|Rhode Island||April 1986||Rhode Island||January 1987|
|South Carolina||January 1981||South Carolina||August 1987|
|South Dakota||May 1980||South Dakota||November 1987|
|Tennessee||September 1984||Tennessee||’65/’97dropped out|
|Texas||January 1982||Texas||September 1993|
|Vermont||October 1985||Vermont||October 1987|
|West Virginia||July 1978||West Virginia||July 1972|
|Wisconsin||Not a Member||Wisconsin||Not a Member|
|Wyoming||July 1987||Wyoming||May 1987|
If you have questions about how the Interstate Compact Act may apply in your San Diego California drunk driving case, you may want to contact a DUI & DMV attorney specialist in your state.
States are different in their respective license suspension actions. For example, Michigan will sanction a Michigan resident for a non-Michigan conviction. While Michigan had not enacted legislation specifically adopting the Compact; it has done so administratively and statutorily by allowing the Secretary of State to consider out of state convictions.