Law Offices of Lance Fryrear recently had a client approach the firm when arrested for DUI charges. I, Lance Fryrear, took on the case knowing I would have to build a strong case for the client. He/she was facing charges for performing a breath test and having a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of above the legal limit. The BAC limit for drivers 21 years or older is .08%. If a driver is under 21 years old, the legal limit is .02%. My client is 21 or older and was over the legal BAC limit but under .15%. If a driver performs a breath test and the results are above .15%, there are harsher penalties in Washington. The penalties that my client was facing for his/her DUI charge, include:
- From 24 hours up to one year in jail
- A fine of at least $940.50 and up to $5,000
- License suspension for 90 days
- Ignition interlock device
- Possible alcohol or drug education
- Washington SR22 Insurance
In Washington, there are also consequences if a driver refuses to take a chemical test after being arrested for a DUI. My client did not refuse the breath test so he/she avoided the mandatory one year license suspension. As a Lynnwood DUI lawyer, I am very familiar with the process of defending against these types of charges. After representing my client, I was able to have his/her charges amended to a traffic infraction. In doing so, my client avoided a criminal conviction along with jail time, a license suspension, an ignition interlock device and any potential immigration consequences. Do you need a lawyer for a DUI in Lynnwood? Contact the Law Offices of Lance Fryrear to schedule a free personal case evaluation with a Lynnwood DUI attorney today! I may be able to help you get your charges reduced or dismissed.