Lynnwood DUI Defense Lawyer

DUI Overview

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.