Lynnwood DUI Defense Lawyer
Driving under the influence of alcohol is considered to have occurred in
the state of Washington when a level of .08 or higher blood alcohol content
is reached or if your ability to drive is affected if there is no breath
test or the result of the breath test is less than .08. Anyone tested
over the .08 limit or thought to be affected can be subject to arrest
and suspension of their license. Once you are pulled over by an officer,
you can be given a field sobriety test and if the officer believes you
are intoxicated, he can arrest you and administer a blood or breath test
at the jail or police station.
If testing over the legal limit, or refusing the breath test, your license
is automatically suspended, with the officer providing you a temporary
license until you schedule a Department of Licensing Hearing. You must
then begin the legal process of defending yourself not only to keep your
license, but to avoid the criminal conviction. There are considerable
penalties if convicted of
DUI, which can include the following:
- Loss or suspension of driving privileges
- Jail time
- Fines, court costs and other fees
- Restitution for any damages caused
- Community Service
- Alcohol evaluation and/or treatment
- Ignition Interlock Device (up to 10 years)
- Probation for up to five years.
- DUI on driving record for life
With these harsh penalties for a Washington DUI conviction, it is crucial
to contact a Lynnwood criminal attorney to help you with these charges. At the
Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear, I have helped hundreds of clients fight their DUI charges and know what
it takes to get the job done.
What to Expect
There is a set procedure you must go through when handling your DUI charges.
From Arraignment, Pre Trial Hearing, Motions Hearing, Readiness Hearing
to the trial date, each step requires the expertise of a DUI defense lawyer
who knows the system and can either negotiate with the prosecutors to
get your charges reduced, or challenge any evidence against you and get
it dismissed. Searching for a lawyer for your DUI case in Lynnwood, WA?
I provide you with a dedicated and committed legal counsel who will work
hard to get the best possible outcome on your behalf. Call me today to
find out how I can help you,
contact Lynnwood DUI Attorney Lance Fryrear.