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Fighting DUI Charges for Seattle U Students

As a Seattle U student, you worked hard to get where you are. But one mistake (or an alleged mistake) can ruin all you worked for and are working toward. What we’re talking about here is a DUI charge and conviction. The college experience offers plenty of opportunities to drink alcohol and/or use drugs. Unfortunately, if you drive after doing so, an officer may pull you over and arrest you, and the state may charge you with DUI—or even underage DUI. Both your school and the state can impose sanctions upon you for consuming alcohol, taking drugs, or getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

If you’re a Seattle University student who’s been charged with a DUI, reach out to DUIHeroes as soon as possible. Our attorneys exclusively practice DUI defense. We diligently investigate these types of matters to build sound strategies and fight the charge. We will stand up for you and seek a favorable result on your behalf to protect your future. But building a solid defense takes significant time and resources, which means it’s vital to get started on your case right away.

Discuss your case by calling our Seattle University DUI lawyers at 1 (800) DUI-HERO or contacting us online today. Your initial consultation is free.

Consequences of a DUI Conviction at Seattle University

Seattle University’s Code of Student Conduct restricts or prohibits alcohol and/or drug use. Additionally, state laws prohibit driving after having consumed alcohol or ingested drugs. If you’re under 21, the threshold for DUI is much, much lower than an adult of legal drinking age.

If your school determines you’ve violated its policies, you may be suspended from participating in university activities, kicked out of campus housing, or even expelled. Also, if a prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you violated state laws, the court may sentence you to jail or prison, place you on probation, order you to pay a fine, and/or suspend your driving privileges.

The consequences of a DUI conviction don’t end with the criminal penalties. If you’re incarcerated, you may not be able to get a federal student loan. Also, the U.S. Department of Education may suspend or revoke your eligibility for federal aid because of a drug-related conviction, which threatens your ability to attend any school—not just Seattle University.

And when you enter the workforce, a DUI on your record may present various hurdles. Some employers may base their hiring decision on what shows up on your background check, which includes your criminal history. Additionally, if you’re seeking a career that requires a professional license, the licensing board may deny your application because you’ve been convicted of driving under the influence.

DUIHeroes Delivers Nationally Renowned DUI Defense

Our Seattle U DUI attorneys recognize how a past mistake can throw your life off course.

That is why we provide aggressive defense at Seattle University for:

  • DUIs: If you get behind the wheel after drinking, you may be accused of driving under the influence. The charge can be triggered in two ways:
    • You were driving while affected by alcohol, or
    • You were driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher
  • Marijuana DUIs: Although recreational marijuana use is legal for people 21 and older, it’s still unlawful to drive while high. Like an alcohol-related DUI, a marijuana DUI charge arises when the substance impairs your driving abilities or when you have a THC concentration of 5.00 or above.
  • DUIs and Drugs: Washington’s DUI statute applies not only when you’ve consumed alcohol and driven, but also when you’ve ingested drugs and gotten behind the wheel. What many university students may not realize is that the law includes both legal and illegal substances. This means that whether heroin or an allergy medication impaired driving ability, operating a vehicle while affected by either is an offense.
  • Underage/minor DUIs: In Washington, the legal drinking age is 21. If you’re younger than that and you’re caught driving with an alcohol concentration of .02 or higher, you could be charged with an underage DUI.
  • Minors in possession and/or consumption: You must be 21 or older to even possess alcohol, much less consume it. If you’re caught holding or drinking an alcoholic beverage and you’re under 21, you may face criminal charges.

Seattle University DUI Defense Firm

If you’ve been accused of drinking and driving or possessing alcohol as a minor—whether the offense occurred on- or off-campus—our team provides the legal representation you need. Our Seattle University DUI lawyers will fight hard to seek the best possible outcome for you.

Learn more about how DUIHeroes can work to protect your future by contacting us online or by calling 1 (800) DUI-HERO today to speak with our Seattle University DUI attorneys.


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