If you have been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, whether you are a resident or from out of state, it is possible that a previous out-of-state DUI could affect your case. According to Arizona law, any DUI conviction on your record from the previous 7 years could result in a significant increase in your criminal penalties. This includes any DUI conviction in Arizona and any DUI conviction in any other US state that would also be considered a crime under Arizona law.
Additionally, Arizona participates in the Interstate Driver’s License Compact. This means that, if you are from out of state and convicted of certain crimes in Arizona, then the state will report those violations to your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. A non-Arizona resident could end up with penalties in both Arizona and his or her home state.
As Tempe DUI lawyers, we can help you figure out the best plan of action after you have been pulled over for drunk driving in Maricopa County. Whether you are an Arizona resident or from out of state, a skilled Arizona criminal defense lawyer can explain your rights and options and fight to get you the best possible outcome. Give us a call today at 1-888-929-5292 to schedule a completely free, no-obligation legal consultation, and also request a FREE copy of our book, DUI's in Arizona - What You Must Know.