DUI DefenseAreas of Practice
- Multiple DUI Offenses
- Out of State DUI
- Vehicular Assault
- Minor in Possession
- Unlawful Police Stops
- Reckless Driving
- University DUI Defense
- Reckless Endangerment
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Deferred Prosecution
- First Time DUI
- Second DUI Offense
- Vehicle Impoundment
- Hit & Run
- Suspended License
- Driver's License Restoration
- Minor DUI
- DUI Accidents
- DUI & Drugs
- DUI Penalties
- DOL Hearings
- DUI Procedure
- DUI Arrests
- Physical Control
- Felony DUI
- Marijuana DUI
- Negligent Driving First Degree
DUI Attorney in Lynnwood
DUI Charges We Handle Throughout Washington State
"The vision of DUIHeroes is to change the way the public views individuals charged
with a criminal offense. And, to change the way they view the criminal defense attorneys
who ethically and professionally stand up for and defend the rights of those individuals
every day, because those rights are guaranteed to every single one of us. No matter what."
- Founding Attorney, Jonathan Dichter
What is a DUI?
DUI, or driving under the influence, refers to the illegal act of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or any drug. In the state of Washington, a DUI conviction can have severe long-lasting consequences. If you have been charged with DUI, it is advised that you take these charges very seriously, and do everything necessary to defend yourself against possible conviction. One of the best ways to do that is to obtain the help of a skilled Snohomish County DUI lawyer who can devise a legal strategy designed to result in the reduction of your charges, or a full exoneration.
DUI cases, surprisingly, are among the most difficult criminal cases to defend properly. In many ways, the laws regarding DUI seem geared towards facilitating convictions. If you are to have a strong chance of success in your DUI case, you need an attorney who knows the nuances of proper DUI defense, and can employ their knowledge in fighting for your rights.
If you are facing DUI charges in Lynnwood, Lynnwood, Snohomish County, and throughout Washington State, schedule your FREE confidential consultation with our defense team today when you call 1 (800) DUI-HERO!
Here's what sets our team apart from other DUI attorneys:
Trial Tested & Highly Aggressive
Prioritizing Client Care Over "Case Management"
Collaborative Team Approach to DUI
Nationally Published Innovator in DUI Defense
More than 50 Years of Combined Experience
Specific Focus on DUI Defense
“Jonathan was always patient and always available.” - Linda
“They work as a team and it shows. I would recommend DUI Heroes to my friends, family, or anyone needing legal counsel.” - Dave
“I couldn't have done it without him and I am forever grateful for the passion and professionalism he put into my case!” - A.T
“We highly recommend this entire team!” - Emily
“They take care of their clients to the max.” - Michael
Representing DUI Cases in WA
At DUIHeroes, our team of Washington DUI lawyers have been defending individuals against their DUI charges for many years, and we fully understand what it takes to secure successful outcomes for our clients. We proudly serve individual facing DUI charges in Redmond and Kirkland. We know that in being charged with a DUI, you are afraid and frustrated, and our goal is to alleviate these feelings helping you come to a beneficial resolution in your case and in your life.
DUIHeroes represents the following drunk driving cases in Washington:
- Marijuana DUI & DUI & Drugs
- Felony DUI & Multiple DUI Offenses
- DUI Accidents
- First Time DUI & Second DUI Offense
- Out of State DUI
- Minor DUI
- Hit & Run
- Reckless Driving & Reckless Endangerment
- Vehicular Assault & Vehicular Manslaughter
What Is the Legal BAC Limit in Washington?
A Blood Alcohol Content, or “BAC” refers to the amount of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream and can be detected very quickly after consumption. Washington State considers a person to be affected by alcohol and driving under the influence if their BAC is 0.08 or higher within 2 hours of driving. Washington State needed a numerical limit to take away the subjectivity of being “affected” by alcohol while driving, so they ultimately set the per se limit at 0.08 (consistent with the rest of the country). This means that any person who has a BAC limit of .08 or higher is automatically “affected” by alcohol and can be prosecuted for driving under the influence. In Washington, there are variants in this per se BAC level depending on factors such as age or whether you have a commercial drivers license:
- Adult Drivers – An adult driver who is found to be operating a non-commercial vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 or higher is considered legally intoxicated and may be charged with DUI.
- Commercial Drivers – Commercial vehicle operators may be found legally intoxicated if their BAC is 0.04 or higher while driving the commercial vehicle.
- Drivers Under 21 – Drivers who are under the age of 21 are not legally allowed to consume alcohol, and therefore may be charged with Minor DUI if their BAC level is found to be between 0.02 and 0.08.
Just because your BAC level is below 0.08%, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still be charged with DUI in Washington State. Although 0.08 is Washington State's “Per Se” BAC limit, a person can still be charged with driving under the influence if they are shown to have been affected by consumption of alcohol in any appreciable degree - even below 0.08. Additionally, adding in drugs or medication will create a situation where you can be charged with DUI based on multiple substances in your system. Ultimately the “limit” really serves as an illegal limit rather than a “legal” limit. Driving at 0.08 is definitely a violation, but below 0.08 might be, depending on the circumstances.
DUI Penalties in Washington State
The penalties for an alcohol-related DUI can vary depending on many factors, including one's actual breath or blood alcohol content (BAC), and the number of times one has been convicted for committing DUI.
DUI Washington State - First Offense
Typically, a WA DUI is charged as a gross misdemeanor. If you are convicted of a DUI, Washington state judges are required to impose mandatory minimum sentences and are unable to reduce them.
In the state of Washington, DUI penalties include:
- Up to a year in jail
- $5,000 fine
- Lengthy driver's license suspensions.
This is in addition to five years of probation, alcohol treatment, mandatory ignition interlock, SCRAM devices, CDL suspensions, WA SR-22 auto insurance, and more. Any of these penalties can be increased if the DUI resulted in the injury or death of another human being.
- Lynnwood Court Services
- SCORE’s Jail Inmate Lookup
- Snohomish County Jail
- Snohomish County - Jail Register & Bail Information
- Snohomish County Court Records - Superior Court Clerk
- Snohomish County - Superior Court
- King County: Jail Inmate Lookup Service
- Lynnwood Municipal Court
- King County: West Division, Lynnwood Courthouse
- King County Superior Court
Let a Washington DUI attorney help you find peace of mind about your case and contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. The sooner we hear from you, the faster we can help. Call today at 1-800-DUI-HERO!
Dedicated DUI Lawyer Serving Lynnwood, Kirkland, & Redmond
When you choose to work with our team, you not only benefit from an experienced background in DUI defense but also that of a private investigator as well. We hire a private investigator who is a well-versed, recognized expert in field sobriety testing, DUI and criminal investigations at no extra cost to you – because we want you to have the best defense available.