Interstate Driver's License Consequences

Charleston, South Carolina, has repeatedly ranked very high on lists such as Travel and Leisure magazine's "best cities in the United States." Travelers from throughout North America visit Charleston and the surrounding areas every year for a variety of purposes:

  • Tourism
  • Golfing
  • Historical sightseeing tours
  • Destination weddings
  • Military service
  • Conventions
  • Business

Whatever your reason for visiting South Carolina, you may have felt you were escaping your ordinary life back home in exchange for some extraordinary experiences in South Carolina. If you were arrested on suspicion of DUI while you were here, you may have realized it was very bad news. However, you may not realize the full impact that a DUI conviction can have on your criminal record back home as well as in South Carolina.

You need a lawyer who has an intimate working relationship with the National Registry and the Interstate Compact along with the Nonresident Violations Compact and the South Carolina DMV Driver's Records Section.

Interstate Driver's License Concerns Deserve Your Full Attention

At Drennan Law firm, our attorneys are prepared to evaluate your case and make recommendations about how you can:

  • Keep your driving privileges in your home state after a DUI arrest in South Carolina
  • Protect your commercial driver's license (CDL) if appropriate
  • Protect your professional license if applicable

A DUI in South Carolina may mean a suspension of your driver's license in your home state. An agreement among states called the Interstate Driver's License Compact allows for the exchange of information regarding traffic violations, DUI/DWI offenses and vehicular manslaughter. Whatever the rules are in your home state regarding your driver's license and drunk driving convictions, those rules will most likely apply even if you were arrested out of state — in this case, in South Carolina.

Contact a Charleston Driver's License Attorney

In addition to legal reasons to avoid a DUI conviction at all costs, there are very real financial ones for most people. Depending on a driver's profession, tens of thousands and perhaps even millions of dollars in future earnings are at stake as someone in South Carolina or out of state faces a potential DUI conviction. Protect your future now, while you can. Discuss your case and your concerns with an experienced, aggressive and effective DUI defense lawyer at Drennan Law Firm in Mount Pleasant.