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Violations Committed in other States

You can still acquire points and penalties for out-of-state violations. Pennsylvania is a member of two compacts that enforce this policy. Leckerman Law aggressively defends all out-of-state drivers accused of committing a DUI violation.

The Driver License Compact

  • Compact consists of 45 states and the District of Columbia. States not included are Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
  • Members in this compact exchange all violation information. Out-of-state moving violations are worth two points. For example, if you, as a Pennsylvania driver, receive a speeding ticket in Texas, you will get points on your Pennsylvania driving record for that violation.

The Nonresident Violator Compact

  • Consists of 44 states and the District of Columbia. States not included are Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon and Wisconsin.
  • Assures Pennsylvania drivers the same rights and privileges as residents.
  • Pennsylvania drivers have due process protection under the compact and cannot be detained out-of-state.
  • Requires Pennsylvania drivers to fulfill the terms of traffic citations received in member states or face the possibility of license suspension in their home state.
  • Does not apply to parking or standing violations, highway weight limit violations and violations of Hazmat transportation laws.

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Attorney Kevin Lekerman
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