Austin Out Of State DWI Lawyer

Out-of-state drivers arrested for DWI in the Austin area should call the Austin DWI lawyer immediately.

The state of Texas is a member of the Non-Resident Violator Compact, an agreement between certain states to report DWI offenses and license suspensions to the offender’s resident state.  If your state of residence is a member of this agreement, you will have to deal with the consequences of a DWI arrest both here in Texas and at home. 

Being arrested for DWI with an out-of-state license will produce the same two processes that would result in your home state---a court proceeding and a DMV proceeding. 

In most cases, your “Texas driving privileges” will be suspended effective as soon as you are arrested.  If you reside in this state, you should request a hearing with the Austin DMV within 15 calendar days of your arrest.  If you re merely an out-of-state driver visiting the state, then contact your local DMV to see how your state handles such matters.

In either case, the Austin DWI lawyer can help you petition the Austin DMV to reinstate your license as well as represent you in the Austin courts.

Non-state offenders should be aware that Texas is also a member of the Driver’s License Compact, an agreement between states to monitor driver infractions together.  Not every state is a member of this compact, but if your state is, you could face consequences for tickets, DWI, and other driving infractions both here in Texas and in your home state. Among the states in this agreement, there is only one driver’s license record.  If you get a DWI conviction in Texas, that DWI will follow you into any of the states that are members of this agreement.

Appointing an experienced Austin DWI attorney can help minimize the amount of punishment you receive in Texas and your native state of residence. Contact us for your immediate consultation today.