DUI Penalties in Lynnwood, WA

The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for drivers 21 and above is .08%. For drivers under age 21, the BAC limit is .02%. If a driver is caught behind the wheel with a BAC above the legal limit they may be facing DUI charges with harsh penalties. The first possible penalty could come about if the driver refuses to perform a breath, blood or urine test. Through the implied consent law, a driver who refuses a chemical test could be facing a one year license suspension and a fine. The penalties for conviction are more serious. A simple breakdown of the penalties includes:

First DUI Offense in WA with BAC between .08 and .15

  • Between 24 hours and one year in jail
  • A fine between $865.50 and $5,000
  • 90 day license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Possible alcohol education

First DUI Offense in WA with BAC above .15

  • Between two days and one year in jail
  • A fine between $1,120.50 and $5,000
  • One year license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Possible alcohol education

Second DUI Offense in WA with BAC between .08 and .15

  • Between 30 days and one year in jail
  • A fine between $1,120.50 and $5,000
  • Two year license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Possible alcohol education

Second DUI Offense in WA with BAC above .15

  • Between 45 days and one year in jail
  • A fine between $1,545.50 and $5,000
  • 900 day license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Possible alcohol education

The penalties continue to increase for third and subsequent offenses in Washington. If you have further questions regarding the penalties at stake, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear. I am a Lynnwood DUI lawyer and I would be happy to discuss your case with you. Start now by filling out a case evaluation online!

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