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Wilmington DUI for Out-of-State Drivers

Different Solutions For Out-Of-State Drivers

Strategies used to fight DUI charges vary greatly between Delaware residents and out-of-state drivers. If you are an out-of-state resident who has been charged with a Delaware DUI, it is important to hire an attorney who understands the consequences facing you at home.

A common tactic used when defending against DUI charges is to get the charge reduced to reckless driving. While this method may be good for in-state residents, a reckless driving charge will be reported to out-of-state drivers’ home states — often resulting in a loss of driving privileges at home.

Many out-of-state students who attend school in Delaware may benefit from Delaware’s DUI first-offender program.

While participating in the first-offender program does suspend Delaware state driving privileges, there is no impact upon the driver’s home state driver’s license. This means you can continue to drive anywhere outside of Delaware under the authority of your out of state license.

Wilmington Non-Resident DUI Defense Lawyer

Based in Wilmington, I, Michael Modica, have spent 30 years helping people fight their Delaware DUI charges. I know the serious legal consequences that accompany a DUI conviction and fight hard to help my clients keep their licenses and achieve the best outcome possible.

I also know that the long-term consequences of a DUI conviction can interfere with my clients’ life plans. Even after you have paid your fines, served any applicable jail time and regained your license, a DUI remains as a negative mark on your permanent record and can impair you from achieving your goals. A DUI conviction can severely impact your existing employment, as well as future employment opportunities.

If you are a non-resident and have been charged with a Delaware DUI, you need an experienced Delaware out-of-state DUI lawyer who knows how to resolve your case in a way to avoid consequences in your home state. Contact me, Michael Modica, today for a free consultation.

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