If I have a suspended license for DUIs in one state, can I get a drivers license in another?

Forty-five states participate in the Interstate Compact, a data gathering system that allows these states to share driver information. So if you get a suspended license for drunk driving in Nevada, for example, and then immediately try to apply for a drivers license in North Dakota, in all probability you will be denied. Your name and/or driving record will be red flagged, alerting every DMV agency, regardless of state, of your DUI or DWI suspension.

The five non-participating states – Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts and Michigan – may or may not honor your new license request. 

If you're determined to apply for a new license in a different state, you should protect your legal standing by contacting a DUI lawyer. He or she can help you negotiate through the legal tangle of DUI laws, providing expert counsel on every law related to DUIs. Their advice can save you money, reduce your sentencing, and spare you from additional legal hassles stemming from your license suspension.

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