Out of State Drivers

Knoxville DUI Lawyer Defends Out-of-state drivers

How will a Tennessee DUI conviction be treated by my “Home State”?

Should you be driving through the great state of Tennessee and be pulled over by the police and consequently arrested and charged with DUI it is critical that you contact a Knoxville DUI lawyer that provides representation to out-of-state drivers as soon as possible.

Just because you have been stopped, arrested, and charged with a Tennessee DUI doesn’t mean you’re guilty. Contact a Knoxville DUI defense lawyer today and fight your DUI charge.

The only thing you will lose in the event of a Tennessee DUI charge and conviction is your ability to drive in Tennessee. Tennessee has the option to notify your home state of your conviction. That state will probably suspend your license for however long the relevant state statute specifies. Consequently, you might lose your license in that state if, for instance, you lose it here for a year.

Generally speaking, a compact act that requires member states to inform the state where drivers hold a license of any tickets and other convictions that drivers may have received governs these suspensions. Should there be a ticket, your license may be penalized with points. Additionally, the state from which the driver obtained their driver’s license will also suspend it when a state suspends the license of an out-of-state driver.

This suspension usually takes effect 30–120 days after the Tennessee conviction, depending on your home state. When Tennessee sends the notice to the home state, the suspension begins.

Please give our office a call if you are an out-of-state driver who has been accused of a driving infraction to learn more about how to fight the DUI charge you are facing and how to reduce your exposure to a potential conviction in Tennessee. Should you have been accused of “refusal,” there might be a viable strategy to preserve your out-of-state driving authorization.

We handle Tennessee DUI charges for drivers from out of state.

James A. H. Bell, the lead attorney, has handled DUI cases all over Tennessee for more than 40 years. In addition to other criminal offenses statewide, including the Tennessee counties below,.

  • Knox County
  • Loudon County
  • Claiborne County
  • Anderson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Sevier County
  • Blount County
  • Union County
  • Campbell County
  • Hamblien County

Experienced out-of-state driver DUI lawyer Knoxville, TN

The Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, PC. have forged their reputation on the foundation of vigorous and zealous DUI advocacy. We pride ourselves on direct and immediate contact with our clients. Our goal is to answer all our client’s questions and prepare every Tennessee DUI case for trial as though it were our own.

The first step in gaining peace of mind and making sure you have the best chance of lessening the negative effects a drunk driving charge may have on your life and future is to hire a dedicated Tennessee DUI defense lawyer.

Contact us now.

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Law Offices Of James J.H. Bell
6210 Highland Place Way Knoxville, TN 37919

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