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Bellevue DUI Attorneys

Nationally Recognized DUI Defense Lawyers in Bellevue, WA

DUI charges are especially high stakes under Washington State law. The penalties of a first-time DUI are outlined below, but any DUI charge in Washington comes with mandatory minimums for jail time, license suspension, and fines. Washington law also charges DUI as a felony under aggravating circumstances, like the presence of a minor in the vehicle, an accident causing injury or death, or prior DUI convictions. All of these things make it clear that defendants need an advocate, a DUI attorney in Bellevue who knows how to fight these charges and help them walk free. That's what DUIHeroes is. 

DUIHeroes is a law firm on a mission to protect the rights of anyone who has been arrested or charged for driving under the influence—but that is not all. We remind DUI defendants that they are people who deserve compassion, dignity, and respect like anyone else. If you know that you made the mistake of driving drunk, then we are here to make sure that you can get through this difficult time, stand up for your rights as someone who has been criminally accused, and be reminded that you are not your DUI.

If you are facing a DUI charge in Bellevue, then please call 1-800-DUI-HERO now. We do mean now. DUIHeroes answers the phone 24/7/365 because emergencies don’t wait for the next business day, and neither do heroes.

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How Can a Bellevue DUI Attorney Help Me?

When you are accused of a DUI, it can be understandably traumatizing to feel like everyone is against you. Even your friends and family members might look at you with a judging look. At DUIHeroes, we promise to show you the compassion that you expect and deserve. Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s unfair to reduce you to the criminal charges you're facing.

Our Bellevue DUI attorneys help by advocating for your side of the story, fighting your charges so that you can move on with your life. With our legal representation and counsel, we hope to give you an even brighter future by making sure that your defense is strong enough to overcome the state’s prosecution. From filing paperwork and representing you in court to being earnest people to talk to when the situation of it all gets to be a bit too much, we are here to help you in any way that we can.

We are here to help you with:

  • Case examination: We can examine your case for ways to improve it, as well as for holes in what the prosecution might bring against you.
  • Evidence collection: We can investigate the circumstances of your DUI arrest to look for new evidence that might not have been noticed at first, like incomplete steps while processing chemical BAC tests that can skew the results.
  • Guidance: There will be no surprises or unknowns as your DUI defense case develops, not when we are guiding you through it.
  • Representation: You can allow us to act on your behalf throughout the entire DUI case, so you don’t have to stress about learning courtroom procedures and arguments.
  • Genuine support: We are not just your legal counsel. We are your emotional support system. We mean it and would be honored to get the chance to prove it to you.

Request a free initial consultation with our Bellevue DUI attorneys by dialing 1-800-DUI-HERO.

DUI Cases We Can Handle

At DUIHeroes, we take pride in being nationally recognized leaders in DUI defense law. Our founding attorney is a DUI specialist who further studied criminal law related to impaired driving after earning his law degree. Our 100% focus on DUI defense has given us the knowledge, tools, and authority to tackle even the toughest or most complex DUI cases that comes our way. In fact, we are the firm that other firms call when they need ideas or information to get through a difficult case. 

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Our commitment to the practice of DUI defense is the reason we've earned a 90% average success rate getting DUI charges reduced or dismissed. We're a firm you can trust with your future. 

What to Do After a DUI

If you are ever pulled over for a DUI in Bellevue, it is important to not admit guilt to drunk driving. Remember: it is legal to drive after drinking, but it is illegal to drive while you are impaired or legally intoxicated. There is a distinct difference between these two actions that the state must contend with when prosecuting your case. Don’t do them any favors by plainly admitting guilt as soon as you are pulled over.

A few other things that you should NOT do during a DUI arrest are:

  • Do not take a field sobriety test (FST), which is designed to give the officer enough grounds to arrest you, not to prove that you aren’t intoxicated.
  • Do not take a chemical BAC test (breath, urine, or blood) without first talking to your attorney.
  • Do not say more than you need to say—you have the right to remain silent.

Call 1-800-DUI-HERO before you take a chemical blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. We can advise you if that is the best decision given the details of your situation. We accept phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you are never far from legal counsel right when you need it the most.

Penalties of a DUI in Bellevue

Our job as Bellevue DUI lawyers will be to make sure that you are not unfairly penalized by the state. If you were not intoxicated behind the wheel, then we will fight to prove your innocence. If you made the mistake of drunk driving—it happens way more often than most people will admit, so please don’t feel embarrassed or ashamed—then we will fight to reduce the penalties used against you as much as possible. It could be possible to avoid a conviction altogether.

First-time DUI penalties in Bellevue, Washington, can include:

  • Up to 24 hours in jail
  • Up to 15 days of electronic home monitoring
  • 90-day license suspension
  • One year or more of mandatory ignition interlock device use
  • More than $900 in fines paid to the state
  • Court-ordered alcohol or drug counseling

If you have been convicted of a DUI before, or there are circumstances that escalate the charges against you, then the penalties can increase significantly. This is why it is so important to fight a DUI charge, whether it is the first, second, or so on.

The Impact a DUI Conviction Can Have on Your Life

Going to jail, paying fines, and losing your driving privileges are all harsh penalties that a DUI can bring. However, you should also be aware that it can and likely will impact your personal and private life in unexpected ways. The United States is built on a car culture, and not having an automobile when you used to rely on one can be devastating. For example, if you need your license to go to work, then you could risk unemployment because you were convicted of a DUI.

At DUIHeroes, we feel connected to our communities and the people that make them so welcoming. We don’t want you to suffer unfairly due to a DUI conviction that impacted your life in unexpected ways. Let us fight to reduce your sentencing or have the case dismissed altogether. We can also argue to the court that it would be unduly difficult for you to lose your license entirely, which could result in a solution like a temporary special driving permit.

Stand Behind a Heroic Defense – Call Now

Our Bellevue DUI lawyers, led by Attorney Jonathan Dichter, truly believe that everyone deserves a fair chance to fight a DUI charge and to feel respected when they know they’ve made the mistake of driving drunk. If you need legal counsel after a DUI arrest or feel like the criminal justice system is trying to push you around, please let us know. It would be our honor to stand up for you, find a way to get past this mistake, and show you that you do not have to be forever defined by your DUI.

We answer the phone 24/7/365. Talk to a real person when you need help. Dial 1-800-DUI-HERO now and get a FREE case evaluation.

Bellevue DUI FAQ

Can I legally refuse to take a breathalyzer in Bellevue, WA?

If you're talking about the portable breathalyzer officers carry in their patrol vehicles, those are voluntary. But refusing to take a breathalyzer test at the station will result in the immediate and automatic one-year revocation of your driver’s license. Before you submit to the test, inform the officers present that you would like to call 1-800-DUI-HERO to speak with your attorney. DUIHeroes can tell you if refusing the test is a good idea based on the circumstances of your arrest.

Can I legally refuse to take a field sobriety test in Bellevue, WA?

You have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test (FST) in Bellevue without immediate legal consequences. A field sobriety test is designed to give the officer legal grounds to make an arrest. It is not designed to prove your sobriety. Typically, refusing to take an FST is the safer choice.

Can I lose my license from one DUI arrest?

Yes, a single DUI arrest in Bellevue (or anywhere in Washington) can take your driver’s license away if it is followed by a conviction. You can also lose your license if you refused to take a chemical test, whether you are convicted later or not.

How can a Bellevue DUI attorney help?

A Bellevue DUI attorney like those at DUIHeroes has the benefit of knowing the lay of the land. Specifically, we know how the local highway patrol officers, courts, prosecutors, and DMV administrators think and act. Our familiarity with their methods and histories can be the key to strengthening your DUI defense case.

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