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What if I am Arrested for DUI in Florida but I am Not a Resident of FL?


Most states in the U.S. have their own out-of-state DUI laws that govern this type of situation. This is to ensure that justice is served regardless of where the driver is from. Oftentimes, if arrested for DUI, a driver could be facing consequences in their home state as well as the state they were arrested in. If you are not a resident of Florida, but have been charged with a DUI in the state, contact Kinsell Law Firm.

We are experienced when it comes to out-of-state DUI cases and we can help. One of the most dreaded aspects of this type of case is trying to deal with the DUI proceedings once you are back in your home state. Fortunately, with the right legal representation you may not even have to return to Florida to handle your case.

This type of situation could lead to a license suspension in both Florida and your home state. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Florida is known to look into an "administrative suspension." This means that the suspension given in Florida will most likely be administered in your home state as well. Florida is a part of the National Driver Registry (NDR) along with 44 other states in the nation. The point of this registry is to create cohesion between the states so penalties and suspensions are honored by other states if ordered in one state. The penalties on your driving privileges that you receive in Florida can follow you to your home state.

This is why you need to team up with a skilled Gainesville DUI lawyer from Kinsell Law Firm for help in your DUI case. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation!

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