If have an outstanding DUI warrant in Arizona. I have never had an Arizona drivers license
Yes, you are going to get suspended in CO as well. Arizona is required to report this to Colorado as part of the IDLC and NRVC. The offending state is required to report any convictions to Colorado and if you fail to appear or fail to fully comply with a sentence and a warrant is issued as a result, then that is also reported. Colorado is then obligated to suspend your license until they receive notice from the offending state, Arizona in this case, that you have resolved the issue and are now in compliance and cleared.
If you are convicted, then AZ will also report the conviction, both administrative and criminal, to Colorado and Colorado will in turn impose a revocation on your license. Colorado will act is if you committed the offense here and impose the appropriate revocation period. AZ will have also imposed a revocation of your license and you will end up serving the harsher of the two penalties as CO will not issue you a license until and unless you are cleared in AZ and you have me the minimum requirements in CO for early reinstatement.
You need to get yourself an AZ DUI Attorney asap. This issue is not going to go away. If you get caught driving in CO with a revoked or suspended license due to a DUI in AZ, you face a minimum mandatory 30 day jail sentence with the maximum being one year and your license will also be revoked for no less than 1 year as well. Hire an AZ DUI attorney for Christmas. It will be money well spent.
The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C Is Colorado's Premier DUI and Criminal Traffic Defense Law Firm. Rhidian Orr is the senior partner and owner of the firm and focuses his practice exclusively to DUI and criminal traffic matters in the state of Colorado. His decision to answer your questions does not constitute an attorney/client relationship nor should it be considered legal advice.
It sure can. A suspension in one state usually leads to a suspension in your home state. Retain at attorney in AZ to handle the warrant.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
Yes. Both Arizona and Colorado are members of the interstate compact for DMV matters.
If your driving privileges were suspended in Arizona, Arizona would notify Colorado, or Colorado would find out through interstate compact communications, and your Colorado license would be suspended until you got your Arizona driving privileges reinstated.
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