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Consequences for Out-of-State DUI Charge

Question: What happens to an out-of-state driver who is charged with DUI in Michigan?

Answer: If anybody is charged, whether they are in state or out-of-state, usually they are required to appear in the court where it happened. So, whatever county court or district court that it happened, they're supposed to come. There are times when a court may excuse that person's presence, but typically they're required to come to court, usually within a couple weeks of the arrest. So they would be charged just like anybody else—it doesn't matter where you're from. One other thing though is that the license sanctions are very different from state to state. Some states might treat what happens in Michigan very lightly and other states might treat it more severely than we do in our state. So it's important to always find out which state the client is coming from so we can make sure we address the licensing concerns back in the home state.

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Patrick Barone is the ONLY choice for DUI defense. He was realistic from the start and made it a point to look at my case before taking my money. As a business owner, when I think of attorneys, I think of the "shark infested waters. Patrick is a shark alright, but his prey is not the client; it's justice for his client. Ten stars Patrick!! Chris F.
Attorney Patrick Barone was very helpful and helped me understand the charge and sentence absolutely clearly. He also guided me through step by step helping me form a statement. His instructions were clear and detailed. It was obvious he cared about me understanding every important detail within my case. I would absolutely recommend this defense firm to anyone in need. Aaron B.
The Barone Defense Firm is the firm I recommend. They are truly concerned about the person, not just the legal issue, but the person as well. They are the most knowledgeable defense firm that I am aware of, having actually written the book on DWI Defense. If you are faced with a DWI you will not find a more professional and skilled law firm. But, most importantly, they care about how the accused individual recovers his or her life when the case is complete. Very remarkable group of lawyers. William H.