Most people are well-aware of what happens when you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence, but what happens when you are arrested in a different state? Many Kansas City residents cross the border into Missouri on a regular basis, so what will happen if you are arrested on that side of the state line? Things tend to get a little bit more complex. Because these cases can feature a number of intricacies and points of legal contention, it’s strongly advised you seek counsel from an experienced Kansas City DUI attorney.
When you call Rokusek Stein Law, LLC, you can trust that your case is in capable, experienced hands that are dedicated to your best interests and motivated to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Our team has more than 30 years of combined experience working with clients to help them maintain their rights and freedoms by navigating criminal charges, no matter how complex. We are highly knowledgeable in DUI law, and can work with you to put all of the evidence in your case to work for you. Our attorneys have earned some of the most prestigious honors in the industry, including selection to Super Lawyers®, a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, and recognition from The National Trial Lawyers.
If you have been arrested for DUI across state lines, call Rokusek Stein Law, LLC today by dialing (913) 583-0465 and ask to receive a free, confidential case evaluation.
One of the most common questions we receive from clients arrested while out of state is “will my charges follow me if I live in Kansas?” The answer isn’t exactly straightforward, but most of the time they will. There are two major agreements which regulate whether violations like DUI charges follow you: the Driver’s License Compact (DLC) and the Non-Resident Violator’s Compact (NRVC). Using these agreements, the member states communicate with each other and share information regarding driving history, moving violations, and other crimes, including DUI. However, not every state is a member of these agreements; the DLC has 45 member states and the NRVC has 46.
Depending on the nature of your charges, if you were arrested in any of these states, your charges may not follow you and you may not be extradited to face them should you return back to Kansas. However, this is not a guarantee, and you could still be arrested and brought back, particularly for egregious cases, such as Felony DUI arrests or leaving while bail. If you are arrested in Kansas and are from another state, you likely will be extradited and brought back to answer to these accusations.
It’s strongly advised you seek an attorney for help with navigating out-of-state DUI cases, as they can assist you in developing a strategy and preparing for the steps that lie ahead in your case.
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*Michigan and Wisconsin are not member states of either the DLC or NRVC agreements.