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Out Of State Drivers

Are you a non-California resident? Have you been arrested for driving under the influence in California? If so, your DUI case is slightly more complicated than a DUI case in which the defendant is a California resident.

If you live out of state, but have been charged with a DUI while visiting California, it’s important to contact an attorney in California that has experience handling out-of-state DUI cases. For over 10 years Contra Costa DUI attorney Robert Tayac has been handling cases of this nature, and can provide non-California residents with the legal guidance and resources they need to handle their case in California.

10 Day Rule

Out-of-state drivers who have been arrested for DUI in California are required to schedule an administrative hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. It’s important to schedule the DMV hearing within 10 DAYS following your arrest. The DMV hearing is your chance to fight the suspension of your driving privileges. If you do not schedule a hearing within 10 days, then your driver’s license will automatically be suspended and you will lose your ability to drive in the state of California. In addition to the DMV hearing, all out-of-state drivers will also face criminal charges for driving under the influence, which must be addressed and handled in court.

Interstate Driver’s License Compact

Out-of-state drivers may assume that because they are not residents of California, they have nothing to fear or worry about. This could not be farther from the truth. California is a member of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC). As a member of this compact, authorities in the state of California have agreed to report to other member states when a resident of their state has been charged with a DUI in California.

This means that as soon as you are arrested for DUI in California, the authorities in your home state will be notified of the offense. There are only fives states that are NOT members of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact: Wisconsin, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Georgia. If you are a resident of one of these states, you will still face prosecution in California, even though your home state is not a member of the IDLC. The only difference is that the authorities in your state will not be notified of your offense.

Contact Walnut Creek DUI Lawyer Robert Tayac

Working with a DUI attorney who has experience handling out-of-state DUI cases will make your situation and the legal process much less complicated. Contra Costa DUI defense attorney Robert Tayac not only has the experience and skill to handle your case, but he can also provide you with best legal care possible, and aggressively fight your DUI charges in court.

If you would like to work with a Contra Costa DUI lawyer who will provide you with the personalized attention and representation you need to win your out-of-state DUI case, then please contact the Law Office of Robert Tayac at 925-288-9800.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Attorney Robert Tayac Puts a Long, Decorated Career to Work for You
  • Puts Over 20 Years of Experience Toward Your Case

  • Specialized Education in DUI Defense

  • Has Trained Other Attorneys in San Francisco

  • Former San Francisco Police Officer & Police Inspector

  • Certified by the SFPD on the Intoxilyzer 5000 Testing Device

  • Co-Authored the 4th Edition of California Drunk Driving Defense

  • Boasts a Successful Record Achieving the Best Result for His Clients

  • Takes the Time to Understand You & Your Case

Client Testimonials

  • “Without Mr Tayac's knowledge and drive to succeed, I most likely would not be able to write this review today.”


  • “These clients have called me to thank me for referring them to the Law offices of Robert Tayac.”

    R.R., Attorney at Law

  • “His in depth knowledge and expertise within his field, along with deep and lasting relationships with the District Attorneys office and everyone involved are without a doubt unmatched.”


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