Recognizing & Facing Your Houston DUI Charge Pt 2

DUI Lawyer Role in Houston

Is It Possible To Move Out Of State After A DUI Arrest?

Part 2

Can You Deal With The Criminal Court Case While Out Of State?

The answer to this isn’t straightforward as it will depend on factors such as the type of criminal charge you are facing, how strong your case is, where you are located, and whether you are taking the case to trial or you are pleading guilty.

Should the judge agree to your request, you will be able to appear for your court date via phone or video call. While the court might require you to appear in person for certain court proceedings, for most appearances, your attorney will be able to appear in court on your behalf so you don’t have to keep coming to Texas to attend all sessions. Your attorney will advise you on if and how often you may be required to make court appearances in person.

Can’t You Just Apply For A New Driver’s License In Another State If Your Texas License Is Suspended?

Most other states won’t approve you for a new license if your Texas license has been suspended. You will need to first clear your Texas license before getting a new one. This means that you will have to complete the terms of your probation or DMV requirements. This is one of the challenges of being charged with DUI in another state or relocating to another state after a DUI.

As with many other states, Texas shares information drivers’ information with other states through the Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC). Even if you fail to indicate that you have a prior DUI in another state, the licensing agency in your new state will be able to see all your traffic-related arrests and license suspensions, disqualifying you from acquiring a new license in the state.

Choose Atty. Jim Butler

If you’ve gotten yourself into some legal trouble involving a DUI and don’t know what you should do, we are fully prepared to help you resolve your case.

With over 24 years of experience, Jim Butler is a certified attorney who has helped hundreds of clients stay out of jail and avoid other serious consequences associated with DUI convictions such as job loss and long-term consequences. Jim specializes in DWI (driving while intoxicated) cases making him an expert in that area of law. While Jim obviously doesn’t support drunk driving, he fully recognizes that many innocent people are unfairly arrested or put behind bars, which motivates focus in this area of law.

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Mr. Butler is the founder of Houston-based Butler Law Firm. He will draw on his vast knowledge, experience, and resources to secure the best outcome for you in your case. Contact us or call us today for an evaluation of your case. Click here for the first article in this series. Visit our blog for more related articles.