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DUI and Fleeing the State

You were arrested for a DUI in Rhode Island and are facing DUI charges. Instead of preparing your defense and showing up on your court date, you decide to flee the state. You may think that all of your problems are solved now that you are outside of the state’s jurisdiction. On the contrary, a DUI charge in your state can haunt you long after you have left.

If you flee the state and do not complete the criminal case procedure, such as showing up for court or paying your fines, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest. In addition to the charges you already face, you could be arrested and held in jail with a high bail or face more serious penalties. Your driving privileges could also be temporarily revoked and may prevent you from obtaining a driver’s license in another state.

Don’t risk ending up in jail for evading the law. To resolve the outstanding DUI, consider consulting with a DUI defense lawyer immediately in the state in which you received your DUI. Your lawyer can contact the court and determine what needs to be done to clear the warrant and resolve the DUI charge.

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If you have evaded your DUI charge by leaving the state, a lawyer can help you take legal action to clear your warrant and your risk of being arrested. Contact experienced Rhode Island DUI defense lawyer Matthew Marin today at 401-287-4384 to resolve your outstanding DUI.