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DUI Carries Serious Consequences Get a Top-Rated Defender to Fight for Your Future

Lynnwood DUI Lawyer

Work With A Top-Rated Defense Attorney

Have you been pulled over and arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) because a police officer said you failed field sobriety or chemical test? You may be in danger of facing criminal charges and a conviction for a criminal offense that can result in severe consequences. It is important to involve a defense attorney who can help you avoid these consequences.

We have handled over 20,000 criminal cases and are ready to put our experience to work for you at your hearing and in court.

If you are interested in learning more about the services that our firm provides, please feel free to review the areas of practice we have listed on this page. You can also find more about challenging DUI charges, such as cross-examining the officer who made your arrest or challenging the breath test, and can get helpful information about field sobriety tests and other issues relevant to these charges.

Get started in receiving the help and guidance you need. Contact a Lynnwood DUI attorney today.

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 (DOL) Hearing. You must then begin the legal process of defending yourself not only to keep your license, but to avoid a criminal conviction.

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.

DUI Penalties

Being arrested for a DUI is something that can be frightening and life altering. Because there are so many factors regarding DUI it is vital that you contact a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney immediately if you are arrested for driving under the influence.

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

For first time offenders who have an alcohol concentration less than 0.15, and have not refused a breath test the mandatory minimum penalty is an $866 fine and one day in jail. The Department of Licensing will also suspend the offender's driver's license for at least 90 days.

These penalties increase substantially if an individual refuses to take a breath test, their alcohol concentration is 0.15 or above, or if an accident occurs in connection to the DUI. The maximum penalty for a DUI is a $5000 fine and one year in jail.

The court is also required to order anyone convicted of a DUI to apply for an ignition interlock driver's license. This requires the individual to only drive vehicles with an ignition interlock device that prevents the vehicle from starting if the driver's alcohol breath concentration level is 0.025 or above.

DUI Defense in Lynnwood

Two of our attorneys are former prosecutors with experience prosecuting many cases involving DUI. They can use their knowledge, skills and resources to help you get the best outcome possible. Additionally, our firm will also help you with keeping track of requirements laid out by the courts and we will continue to follow up with you throughout the case.

This is not something every law firm does. Need a lawyer for your DUI case in Lynnwood, WA? If you have been arrested for a DUI in the State of Washington, get excellent representation from an experienced Lynnwood DUI attorney.

For personal attention and dedicated counsel,
contact or call our office at (425) 224-7075 today.

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  • We will personally listen to and understand your side of the story.
  • We will help you through this so you can move forward.
  • We will relentlessly fight for you in court.
  • We will make the Prosecutor see that you are not who they say you are.
  • We will not let them define you by what you have been accused of.
  • We will not let the system steal your freedom.
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