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DUI Penalties Washington State

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The penalties for a DUI conviction can be extremely severe in our state, even if it is only your first time being convicted of such an offense. At DUI Heroes we employ a team of skilled and trusted Seattle DUI lawyers that are available to provide you with legal defense and support in the event that you have been charged with such a crime. We understand that you may be frightened and confused, especially in light of the possible penalties you might be facing. Our intention is to defend you as aggressively as possible against your charges, in order to resolve your case in a manner that is favorable to you.

The mandatory minimum penalties for a base level DUI conviction in Washington can be broken down as follows:

First offense:

  • One day in jail or 15 days of electronic home monitoring
  • A fine of $940
  • License suspension for 90 days
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for at least one year
  • Alcohol or drug counseling if ordered by the court

Second offense:

  • 30 days in jail
  • 60 days of electronic home monitoring
  • A minimum fine of $1195
  • License revocation for a period of two years
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for at least one year
  • Alcohol or drug counseling if ordered by the court

These penalties can be increased substantially if your breath or blood test indicates that your alcohol content was above 0.15 or if you refuse to give a breath or blood test. If you are pulled over for a DUI you should speak to a lawyer immediately before choosing whether or not to take a breath or blood test - only a lawyer can give you the best advice at that time. Feel free to call me, available 24 hours a day. These penalties are far more severe it the DUI resulted in the injury or death of another.

The Importance of a DUI Attorney

Just by the simple fact that you are facing DUI charges, your chances of conviction may be inordinately high, as DUI laws and standards typically facilitate guilty verdicts. In order to overcome this inherent disadvantage, and possibly avoid life-altering penalties, you need to retain the services of a reputable attorney who can ensure that your rights are fully upheld for the duration of your case.

Our Firm has the Qualifications to Help You

There is no substitute for professional legal experience. This is why we constantly strive to gain a better understanding of DUI defense developments. We attend national-level seminars to stay on the cutting edge of DUI defense and our Founding Attorney is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, an organization that shares our passion for protecting the rights of the accused.

Our founding attorney has completed the same DUI training that police officers receive to enhance the quality of our defense strategies, providing us with the ability to create innovative case strategies for each of our clients. This level of dedication has earned Attorney Dichter a variety of accolades, including a 10/10 Superb rating from Avvo every year since 2009. If you were arrested for driving under the influence in Seattle, Lynnwood, Snohomish County, and throughout Washington State, call the office today to receive a free case evaluation.

Contact a Seattle DUI attorney if you have been charged with driving under the influence, as you may be facing penalties that include fines, license suspension, and jail time.

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