Got owi in iowa trying to understand how it will affect my tennesse drivers license

Got pulled over and arrested for owi in
iowa. Just got charged wanted to know
what Tennessee will do while it’s still
in court and if there is a conviction

Asked on March 8, 2019 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The "Interstate Driver’s License Compact" is a contract between states that enforces an out of state DUI arrest by agreeing to honor the license suspension requirements in the state in which the DUI took place. This means that if you're arrested and convicted of a DUI in another state, that state canrequest a license suspension effective in your home state. However, the effect on your driver’s license will depend on your state’s DUI policies and laws.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The "Interstate Driver’s License Compact" is a contract between states that enforces an out of state DUI arrest by agreeing to honor the license suspension requirements in the state in which the DUI took place. This means that if you're arrested and convicted of a DUI in another state, that state canrequest a license suspension effective in your home state. However, the effect on your driver’s license will depend on your state’s DUI policies and laws. 


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