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Out of State DUI

Arrested for DUI while out of state?

If you have been arrested on DUI charges while travelling through or visiting another state, you will need to engage the services of an Oakland DUI attorney from The Castillo Law Offices. Our founding Attorney, Ernesto Castillo has earned inclusion in California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list, and the Client Distinction Award for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell®. Furthermore, he has been featured on various major media outlets including CNN, FOX, ABC, and CBS.

Driver License Compact (DLC) – An Interstate Compact

If you were travelling through another state or visiting another state and arrested for DUI, you can expect your home state to find out about it. Under the Driver License Compact (DLC), member states exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward that information to the offender's home state.

The theme of the DLC is One Driver, One License, One Record. Essentially, your home state would treat your DUI offense as if you had committed it at home, thereby applying home state laws to your out-of-state offense. The DLC applies to offenses such as DUI and speeding, but it does not apply to non-moving violations such as parking tickets or tinted windows.

The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database containing information about drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations such as DUI.

State motor vehicle agencies provide the NDR with information from drivers who have been convicted of serious traffic violations. When a driver applies for a driver's license, the state checks the NDR to find out if the person has been reported as a problem driver, and if so, the person may be denied a driver's license. Basically, you can run to another state, but you can't hide!

Contact an Oakland DUI lawyer today!

If you were arrested on out-of-state DUI charges, you are going to need to work with an Oakland DUI lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases. Attorney Castillo understands California's DUI laws and is intimately familiar with the Driver License Compact. In the face of incarceration, fines, license suspension, skyrocketing insurance premiums, and a criminal conviction, you need an aggressive attorney fighting hard on your behalf to obtain a favorable outcome in your DUI case.

Arrested for an out-of-state DUI? Contact The Castillo Law Office to arrange your free consultation with Attorney Castillo!

Hear it From A Few
Of Our Clients

  • I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.

    “A few years back, Ernie Castillo represented a family member of mine who was charged with a vehicular offense. Although minor compared to the high profile cases Ernie is accustomed to, Ernie took the case with the utmost professionalism and was able to reduce the charge so that my family member's record was not affected. I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.”


  • I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.

    “Mr Castillo represented me on a criminal case in which I was falsely accused in 2012. He took over the case from a previous lawyer who was less aggressive and not actively pursing my defense. Mr Castillo is a confident, aggressive and very persistent lawyer. He kept my family and I up to date on the case and also returned our calls on time. Mr Castillo persuaded me not to take any deal and wanted take the case to trial because he was confident that he would win. With the Lord's guidance and Ernie's aggressiveness my case was dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.”


  • I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.

    “Ernie Castillo was highly recommended to us. I researched and interviewed a few attorneys before making a decision of who we were going to select. It's so tough selecting when you're skeptical with the horror stories of attorney's not feeling the passion for their work but the money. After long conversations my husband and I decided to go with Ernie to represent our son in a serious case with multiple charges. We were not disappointed at all. Mr. Castillo expertise exceeded our expectations. His was thorough, he kept us up to date on the case, answered all our questions, returned our calls in a timely manner, he's truly a genuine and sincere person. Most of all his knowledge in handling the case was remarkable. I can't express thanks enough to Ernie for the spectacular job he did defending my son who was facing years in jail. He took a stressful situation and relieved it with a positive outcome. I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.”