DUI law

DUI Driver’s License Information

Driving While Suspended DUI Related

This is an arrestable offense and can make it more difficult to represent your DUI as well as cause an increased suspension period.

Out of State Driver’s License Information

Interstate Driver’s License Compact

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. If a resident of one state or holder of an out-of-state license has his or her driving privilege suspended or gets convicted of DUI in another state (e.g. California), the driver's home state can be notified. Your home state may honor and reciprocate, e.g. take action to suspend the driver's license of its resident.

Even if you do not have a Pennsylvania driver's license and even if you do not plan to ever drive again in Pennsylvania, you need to be aware that if you are suspended by Pennsylvania, a suspension of your priveleges in your home state may result. In some cases, we may be able to help you avoid this outcome. You probably need to hire a Pennsylvania DUI & DMV Specialist.

All states are members except for Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee (dropped out in 1997), and Massachusetts. These states are Non-compact states and should not share DUI conviction information.

This law applies in very specific ways in Pennsylvania. For instance, Pennsylvania does not assess points for minor offenses and applies the Compact for only major offenses. Also, Pennsylvania only transfers points from other states within the Compact if certain conditions are met. If you have any specific questions about how the Interstate Compact Act may apply in your case, you may want to contact a DUI/DMV specialist in your state.

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