Can I move out of state if I have a DUI? 56 Answers as of July 12, 2013

Can I move out of state if I have a DUI?

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Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
No governmental authority can stop you from moving simply because you have a DUI. However, as a condition of probation, you are generally limited to intra-state travel unless you obtain permission from your probation officer or the court.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/31/2011
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
Yes you may unless you.are on formal probation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/13/2011
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
This depends upon what stage the case is in. If you have been placed on probation, you may need to get permission from the Court to leave the state. If the case is still pending, you have the rights to move wherever you wish without permission, but ultimately, when the case is decided, the Judge will have jurisdiction over you. You should consult with an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 6/10/2011
Deal & Hooks, LLC
Deal & Hooks, LLC | Shawn P. Hooks
It depends on whether you are under any order from the Court to keep you in Ohio. If you are on probation one of the conditions may be that you remain in the State of Ohio. If you are not under any order from a court there is nothing that would restrict you from moving out of state.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 6/9/2011
Bloom Legal, LLC
Bloom Legal, LLC | Seth J. Bloom
You should be able to move out of state unless you are on active probation with terms limiting your ability to move. If you are on probation, you should consult with your probation officer first. If you have DUI charges pending against you then you should have an attorney file a motion to leave the jurisdiction before leaving the state. If you are seeking legal representation in this matter in Louisiana, we invite you to contact our firm at the information on this page for a free case evaluation.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 6/9/2011
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
    If you are on probation, you will normally need to ask Probation for permission to leave the state. Ordinarily, this permission is granted. If you are not on probation, you may be on bond. You would normally need to ask the Court for permission to leave the state when on bond. I hope that this was helpful.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/9/2011
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    Unless it is a felony DUI or the Court has otherwise placed restrictions on you, there is no reason as to why you cannot move outside the State provided that you appear at Court when ordered to do so. There is a requirement to keep the Court advised of your current address and telephone number. You should also clear moving out of state with your bonding agent if you have one.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Offices of Steven R. Decker
    Law Offices of Steven R. Decker | Steven Decker
    If you were put on probation then you need permission of the court to travel outside the state. With proper notice it should be granted.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law | Jules Fiani
    A DUI conviction or a DUI pending charge?
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/11/2013
    Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law
    Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law | Eric Mark
    Yes. If you are on probation you must speak with you probation officer.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    Unless there is a condition of sentencing that says you cannot, you can move.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Howard W. Collins, Attorney at Law
    Howard W. Collins, Attorney at Law | Howard W. Collins
    In Oregon, if you are on probation or on a DUI diversion, you will need to get permission from the court to move.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C.
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
    Yes, unless you have been placed on Probation and then you need the Probation Department's approval first to move. If the case is still pending, as long as you return to court when you are directed, it should not become a problem, however, I would make sure to ask your attorney if I was you just be sure. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Jonathan T. Sarre
    Law Office of Jonathan T. Sarre | Jonathan T. Sarre
    Yes, as long as you're either not on probation or pre-trial release or if your probation officer, pre-trial release supervisor or the court allows it. There is otherwise no restrictions on US residents traveling from state to state. You may not be able to get a driver's license in the other state, depending on the current status of your license in the state you are moving from.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
    You are free to leave at any time, but you need to either hire a lawyer to make your court appearances or come back to make them yourself. There are also requirements in relation to your drivers license.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Anderson & Carnahan
    Anderson & Carnahan | Stephen Anderson
    It depends on whether you are subject to the interstate compact.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Harden Law Offices
    Harden Law Offices | Leonard D. Harden
    Yes, you will need to be reinstated in home state prior to getting license returned in new state.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang | Tracey Sang
    Yes, as long as it's not a felony. If so, you need to get permission from probation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
    Unless there is an order restricting you to NY you can move out of state but if you still have court appearances in NY you would have to appear for those or be in contempt of court.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    A DUI conviction will not hamper you ability to travel out of state. Canada will not allow you to enter unless minimum of five years since release and proof of your successful completion of all requirements.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    Yes, if your probation is transferred.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    If the case is disposed of, you may leave the state. However, if on any kind of probationary sentence where you are to report to an agency, Social Services or Probation, you MUST get permission from the court before leaving the state, for ANY reason.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Michael Anthony Wing, P.C.
    Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
    Yes, but if you are on probation, you need your probation officer's permission, which is routinely given if you are moving for a legitimate reason like for a job. Stay well.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    If you are on probation, you may be required to have the probation changed to your new State or you may be precluded from relocating until the end of the probationary period.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    LT Pepper Law
    LT Pepper Law | Luke T. Pepper
    If you have met the terms of your sentence, there is nothing preventing you from moving.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Attorneys of Michigan, PLLC
    Attorneys of Michigan, PLLC | Daniel Hajji
    So long as your not on probation and/or prohibited by the Court to leave the state of MI, then yes you can.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    West law Office
    West law Office | Russell West
    If you are on probation from a DUI you need to coordinate this with your probation office. Generally you can still move out of state though.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    The Law Firm of David Jolly
    The Law Firm of David Jolly | David Jolly
    You may be able to move out of state, or you may not. This depends on a number of factors but chiefly, if you have a prior DUI conviction. If you have a prior DUI conviction within 10 years you may be placed on the Interstate Compact and then you cannot move out of State unless you have permission from the court and are able to transfer probation to another state. If you have any questions regarding this issues or others, or wish to discuss how to avoid a DUI conviction please contact my office.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
    Law Offices of Marshall Tauber | Marshall Tauber
    Yes if you clear it with the court & probation dept. If you are still on probation.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts | Andrew Stephen Roberts
    Yes you can move. You still must complete alcohol school; get your SR-22; and get permission from your probation officer if you are on formal probation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Frances R. Johnson
    Frances R. Johnson | Frances R. Johnson
    Depends upon if you're on probation and if so, what the rules/terms of your probation say.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Yes, assuming it is a misdemeanor.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    I assume that you mean while court is pending or when you are on probation. The answer is yes if you ask the court for permission and they grant it.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq.
    Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq. | Kelly Broadbent
    If you are still on probation for the DUI in Massachusetts, you should consult your probation officer prior to relocation. If you are not on probation, you are perjured to move, however any license implications must be cleared up in Massachusetts before you will be able to drive in a different state.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen | Robert L. Driessen
    Yes you can move. However there may be issues with the DMV if you have not completed your DUI classes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Nichols Law Firm
    Nichols Law Firm | Michael J. Nichols
    Yes. You need permission.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C. | Craig Elhart
    A DUI on your record would not prevent you from moving out of state. However, when you apply for a license in the new state, it will still be part of your record. On the other hand, if you are on probation or otherwise subject to the jurisdiction of the court, you may have to seek permission before you move.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You can move anywhere you want, but most states have reciprocal laws that suspend your privilege to drive in neighboring states if they have signed a compact with the other state.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    The Law Offices of Victor J Mazzaraco
    The Law Offices of Victor J Mazzaraco | Victor J Mazzaraco
    Arrange to complete dui school in new state...contact the d.a.....save yourself a ton of heartache and indigestion by talking with the d.a. prior to splitting.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    The English Law Firm
    The English Law Firm | Robert English
    Yes. Unless an unusual condition of probation is placed upon you, there is generally nothing that would prevent you from moving.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    As long as you appear at all court hearings, and as long as there is no don't leave order in place.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Fitzpatrick, Mariano, & Santos, PC
    Fitzpatrick, Mariano, & Santos, PC | Raymond J. Savoy
    You will need to get permission from the court to move out of state if you are on probation for dui arrest.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of William S. Smith
    Law Office of William S. Smith | William S. Smith
    The are two issues here. First is if you were found guilty and placed on probation then you may move only with advance notice to and permission of the probation department. And if you were ordered to perform a driver-alcohol education program, then the question is whether the state where you are moving has such a program that satisfies the requirements of the state where you were sentenced. You should contact an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Mercado & Hartung
    Mercado & Hartung | Stephanie Hartung
    Generally the answer to this question is yes. If you have two or more offenses in 7 years and are subject to the interstate compact than you cannot move while you are still on probation without permission of the court. You may still have to complete requirements in State like the alcohol evaluation, ADIS class, and DUI Victim's panel, but if it is your first offense there should be no restrictions about you moving out of state.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
    If you are on probation, you would have to transfer probation. If you are off probation, you can go wherever you please.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Moffitt & Phillips, PLLC
    Moffitt & Phillips, PLLC | Brandon Moffitt
    Yes, although you will have to resolve charges in the state that it is filed.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Michael Bialys THE DUI MAN
    Law Office of Michael Bialys THE DUI MAN | Michael Bialys
    You typically can you just need to get any remaining terms and conditions that you have left to do transferred to where you are going.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/24/2012
    San Diego DUI Law Center
    San Diego DUI Law Center | Rick Mueller
    Yes. You can move as long as your DUI is a misdemeanor (i.e. not a felony) and there's no court order specifically prohibiting it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C.
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C. | Michael Morgan
    If you are on probation for a DUI, you need permission to transfer probation to a different state before moving out of state. If you are not on probation, you should be able to move.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Rankin Johnson IV, LLC
    Law Office of Rankin Johnson IV, LLC | Rankin Johnson IV
    If you're on probation, you need to arrange it through the probation. If you aren't on probation, you can move regardless of your convictions; moving between the states and living where you want is a fundamental right.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 6/7/2011
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