I received a DUI charge in Florida. I have not been charged. What are my best opportunities for a 'normal life' if I move to a non-compact State. I currently live in Illinois. Thanks
Hello Jacustomer,I am not sure what you mean by saying you received a charge and then that you have not been charged. Is there or is there not an open case against you?If there is and you are convicted of the crime, a non-compact state will not get notice of it. On the other hand, your conviction would be in the national data base. If your license was then suspended and you went to apply in the new compact state, you would be expected to state in the appropriate place on the form if you've had any DUI convictions and if you have ever had your license suspended. If you lie on the application, and they check the national data base before issuing you a new license, which is the typical procedure, you will have committed a fraud. If you tell the truth, you won't get a license until Florida lifts the suspension.The days when you could move to a non-compact state and start off with a clean slate are gone. They do not have to treat the DUI as their own, which a compact state would do, but they cannot issue you a license while you are on suspension.It is only after a conviction or a suspension that you need to be concerned about getting driving privileges, whether or not you are in a compact state. If you've not been charged nor suspended, you're okay in every state.
18 yrs of NYC public defense. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
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