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Representing Out-Of-State Drivers Charged With California DUIs

When traveling to California for work or vacation, a traffic stop can bring significant changes to your plans. Out-of-state drivers charged with a DUI face not only fines, probation and other penalties, but the complexity of navigating another state’s legal system as well.

At Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi, in San Bernardino, we put the same dedication and tenacity toward the defense of out-of-state drivers that we do for drivers within our community. Our experienced attorneys work to thoroughly investigate your case and protect your rights even if you cannot be present in Southern California for your hearing.

Fighting The Wide-Reaching Penalties Of A DUI

Drivers who live in another state may see repercussions both in California and in their home state after a DUI arrest. After a DUI arrest, drivers lose the ability to drive within the state of California for at least 30 days, and the court may further suspend driving within the state for 4 months. In addition to these potential penalties in California, you may face further suspensions in your home state. Drivers may also receive penalties like probation, fines or required substance abuse classes.

Out-of-state drivers do not necessarily need to be physically present in California for their hearing. This makes it critical for drivers to have an experienced and trustworthy attorney to represent their interests if they cannot be present themselves. An experienced attorney may be able to have these charges reduced or even dismissed and limit the impact that the charge can have on drivers’ lives and freedom.

Contact An Attorney Who Knows California Law

At Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi, we understand the impact that a DUI conviction can have on a person whether they live in California or reside in another state. Reach out to us through our online contact form or call 909-414-3772 to discuss your case with an experienced defense attorney.