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Does an Out-of-State DUI Follow Me to Florida? Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer Explains

In most situations, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can find out if you were convicted of a DUI or other traffic offense in another state. As a result, Florida would honor the sentence you received in that state as if it was committed within Florida’s borders.  Likewise, even if you are not convicted but your driving privilege is suspended, Florida will likely suspend your license in Florida until the out of State suspension is lifted.

bottles of alcohol on white background

bottles of alcohol on white background

There are two interstate compacts that allow Florida to access your driving record in other states: the Non-Resident Violators Compact of 1997, and the Driver License Compact.

Non-Resident Violators Compact of 1997: This is a U.S. interstate compact used by Washington, D.C. and 44 states. Members of the NRVC are required to report serious traffic violations to the offender’s home state.

Driver License Compact: Florida is also a member of the Driver License Compact (DLC). As such, you must surrender any out-of-state licenses in order to obtain a driver’s license in Florida. This compact also requires that Florida maintains a full driving record that other member states can access. This record contains information about license revocations and suspensions, as well as serious traffic violations. As a DLC member, Florida will treat an out-of-state traffic conviction as if it happened within Florida’s borders.

National Driver Register: This is a national database that contains information about drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked, or who have been convicted of traffic violations such as DUI in member states. According to Florida Statute 322.65, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will enter any necessary agreement to access data on the NDR.

If you are facing DUI charges in Florida, contact Leader & Leader P.A. Michael D. Leader will evaluate your charges in a free initial consultation.

Mr. Leader will give your case the individual attention that it deserves. As your criminal lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Michael D. Leader will make himself available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 954-523-2020 to schedule a consultation.

Is My Information in the National Driver Register (NDR)?

If you would like to request your personal NDR record, you will have to submit a notarized letter to the Department of Transportation, National Driver Register that indicates you would like an NDR file check.

According to Form INF 1301A, you must include the following information:

  • Your full name;
  • Date of birth;
  • State and driver license number;
  • Sex;
  • Height;
  • Weight;
  • And eye color.

You do not have to submit Form INF 1301A with your request. There is no fee. Mail your request to:

Department of Transportation

National Driver Register

Room W55-201

1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.

Washington, DC 20590

If Florida police have charged you with DUI, contact Leader & Leader P.A. Michael D. Leader is a Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney who will explain your defense options in a free initial consultation.

Mr. Leader has received recognition by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register for his ability in the courtroom.  Call 954-523-2020 today to start planning your defense.

By |2016-09-06T15:03:05+00:00September 6th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Criminal Lawyer, DUI|0 Comments

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