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Out of State Drivers

When a non-resident of Michigan is accused of driving drunk while in the state, the charges should still be taken just as seriously as a regular OWI charge. Do not assume that as an out of state driver you are exempt from Michigan law pertaining to drunk driving, as you could face unnecessary punishment. 

Beat a Michigan DUI charge with an attorney who understands the law, especially in complex out-of-state driver cases. If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated in Michigan, fight back against license suspension and other penalties with Grabel & Associates. It is difficult to understand how the law will apply to you in your non-resident case, and our lawyers can help explain to you the best steps to take to ensure you are not blindsided with an arrest or additional charge when you return home.

DUI Defense for Out-of-State Traffic Violations

Our team of DUI defense attorneys has experience working in courts statewide, and under the direction of experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel, we can help you develop an effective legal strategy that will protect you in your cross state case. Out-of-state DUI crime should be taken very seriously, as you could have your home driver’s license suspended, revoked, or face additional penalties due to information sharing by U.S. states regarding drunk driving arrests. At our top-notch criminal defense law firm, our Michigan DWI attorneys work to protect the rights of out of state drivers and utilize aggressive criminal defense tactics to beat OWI, OUIL, DWI, DUI, and other intoxication charges.

Out of State Driver DUI Reporting in Michigan

Anyone who is charged with driving while under the influence or any other related charge can face serious penalties both in Michigan and at home, especially without the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You may think that a Michigan driver’s license suspension is irrelevant, since your driver’s license has been issued by another state, however national coalitions for drunk driving suspensions can result in warrants and driver’s license suspension at home too, as well as insurance revocation and other penalties.

DWI Lawyer Defending Clients in Michigan OWI Cases in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

Your drunk driving charge can be reported to the National Driver Registry (NDR), which will note if you are ineligible to drive in any states, unlicensed, or ineligible to apply for a license in a U.S. state. Entry into this database will not necessarily result in penalties at home, however other state to state DUI reporting systems could impact you. If your eligibility to drive in the state of Michigan is suspended or revoked, it will be reported by the state of Michigan to the NDR and to your home state under the Driver License Compact (DLC). Your home state will then suspend your license until you deal with driver’s license suspension in any state in which you cannot legally drive. If you are issued a ticket or fail to appear in court, it will be reported to the Non-Resident Violator Compact (NRVC), and your home state will suspend your license until you are no longer suspended in Michigan. Even those these registries exist, driver’s license suspension in Michigan does not always result in penalties back home, and by working with an OWI defense attorney you can fight back against police and prosecutors who involve you in complex legal battles across state lines.

Our Approach to Non-Resident DUI Arrest and OWI Charges

When you ignore a charge against you, a warrant for your arrest will be entered into the Michigan Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN), and can be accessed by police officers in your home state. If you are ever stopped for any reason in your home state, this arrest warrant will appear and Michigan law enforcement will be reached. Contact Grabel & Associates now before your charges reappear and force you into an even more complicated legal situation. If you have just been arrested, our experienced lawyers know the most effective way to get you back on the road without having to worry about future arrest. If you have been charged with OWI, contact us as soon as possible to find out how to defend against harsh criminal punishment including driver’s license suspension.

We will help you to understand how our state’s law affects you both here and at home. We will look into the details of your case and explain to you every legal option available so that you can make an informed decision concerning the action you want to take. Our attorneys combine for over 100 years of experience and have defended thousands of Michigan DUI cases. Over the past decade, we have established a reputation as one of Michigan’s top criminal defense firms, and we will utilize the most effective tactics and dynamic strategies to earn the best possible result in your case.

Contact Scott Grabel for Out of State Drunk Driving Defense in Michigan

Call us, toll free, at 1-800-342-7896 for a free consultation, and find out more about how a DUI charge could affect you now and in the future. If you are a non-resident facing potential license suspension, driver responsibility fees, fines, or even jail time, you can also contact us online and set up a free consultation with experienced attorney Scott Grabel. Act fast to secure the best representation throughout every stage of your criminal fight. Contact our aggressive criminal defense firm right now.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.