What will be the consequences of 2 DUI’s in 2 different states?

My husband got a DUI in 03/09 and took the “deferred process”. He just got another DUI in ID. Will this be a 1st offence in ID? Both were 1st time offenses. He has a job that requires driving (warehouse delivery). Will his license be suspended or restricted? With the 2nd DUI in ID, will his deferred process in WA be revoked? What repercussions do you anticipate?

Asked on July 19, 2010 under Criminal Law, Washington

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Washington State and Idaho are members of what is known as the Interstate Driver's License Compact and the Non-Resident Violator Compact.  As members they transmit driver and conviction information to one another.  This information allows the "home state" of the driver to be made aware of offenses committed in another state that would, if committed in their home state, impact a subsequent offense.  The penalties for DUI have gotten so much stricter over the years.  I am guessing that it will be listed as his second offense.  AS for his license, some state allow for "conditional licenses"  for work, school etc.  You have to make application to DMV Court for same.  Seek legal help with all of this.  He needs an attorney.  Good luck. 


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