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Carl David Ceder
214.702.CARL (2275) or 469-2000-DWI
Out of State Driver's Licenses
Out of State Drivers: How would your home state handle the conviction?
The Interstate Compact If you are convicted for a violation in the state of Texas, you may only lose your driving privileges. However, Texas will report your conviction to your home state, and they may suspend your license for a period of time as if you were convicted in your state for the offense. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, a Dallas Attorney can help you understand the law in Texas and go over your rights.
The Driver’s License Compact requires the member states to report tickets received by motorist to the state where they received their driver’s license because they get an insurance premium with the additional points. When a state suspends the driver’s license of those who reside outside the State of Texas, their home state will also suspend their license. Texas is a member of the Driver’s License Compact and will report any infractions to the convicted motorist’s home state regardless.
Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin and Tennessee are the only states who are not members of the Driver’s License Compact. The states of Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin will report tickets to your home state even though they may not be members of the Compact.
If you are an out of state driver who has received a conviction, you can call a Dallas Attorney to discuss the ways you can limit your exposure from any potential conviction in the state of Texas, as well as how to their charge.
If you have been charged with a "refusal," there may be a way to save your driving privileges in your home state.
How other States treat Out of State matters:
- Colorado, Ohio and Wisconsin do not assess points for out of state convictions. Colorado does not make an entry for out of state convictions for speeding.
- New York has the same rules that apply for Colorado except New York will apply the points for moving violations in Ontario and Quebec Canada.
- Georgia and Michigan will assess the points for out of state tickets.
- Kentucky does not assess points for out of state speeding tickets, but will for other types of tickets.
- North Carolina and Vermont do not report tickets to your home state unless the violation results in a license suspension.
- North Carolina will not assess points for out of state tickets unless the violation, if committed in North Carolina results in a suspension.
- Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming will not put speeding tickets on record unless it is 10 mph or more above the speed limit. If the violation was committed by an out of state motorist, the violation may still be reported to the home state, which may result in points being assessed.
- South Dakota will not assess points for speeding tickets. This may change since the repeal of the National Speed Limit.
About the Non-Resident Violator Compact
The Non-Resident Violator Compact requires the member states to suspend the driver’s license of those who get moving violations in other states and who fail to pay them. The Compact is not supposed to include non-moving violations such as; expired inspection stickers, equipment violations or parking violations.
A state who is a member may choose to voluntarily suspend a license of a person who does not pay an out of state ticket for an equipment violation, such as for a loud exhaust. To understand your rights of getting a ticket in the state of Texas, you can consult with a Dallas Attorney to find out what you can do and how they can help you.
Contact a Dallas DUI Attorney from the Law Offices of Carl David Ceder Visit: www.texasdwidefender.com or Call: 214.702.CARL (2275) or 972.996.1975