Protecting Defendants in Medina, Clyde Hill, & Beyond
Renowned DUI Defense in Clyde Hill, Medina, & Beyond
Have you been charged with driving under the influence? The penalties for a DUI conviction can significantly impact your life, so it is especially important to seek help from a skilled Kirkland DUI attorney after you have been arrested. High-quality legal representation and defense is your best chance at avoiding serious penalties like jail time, expensive fines, license revocation, probation, and more.
DUIHeroes was founded in 2003 to provide exceptional support and legal representation for defendants facing DUI charges in Kirkland, Medina, Clyde Hill, and throughout Snohomish and King Counties. We offer proven strategies and tactics founded on a lifetime of study and results, as well as the inside knowledge that comes from having former prosecutors on our trial team. This makes our firm your best option for fighting DUI charges of any kind.
Arrested? Put a trusted Kirkland DUI attorney on your side by calling 1–800-DUI-HERO today.
Types of DUI Charges We’ve Successfully Defended
DUIHeroes has earned national recognition for protecting the people of Kirkland, Clyde Hill, Medina, and surrounding communities from DUI charges. Our singular focus on DUI defense has allowed us to develop a razor-sharp approach to these cases, resulting in a 90% average when it comes to getting DUI charges reduced or dismissed. Our Clyde Hill DUI attorneys build personalized defense strategies for every client, never relying on cookie-cutter methods.
We can work on many different DUI cases that involve the following and more:
- DUI accidents
- Felony DUI
- First-time DUI
- Second-time DUI
- Marijuana DUI
- Minor DUI
- Out-of-state DUI
After law school, our founding attorney further studied DUI law with the National College for DUI Defense. This extensive training in DUI law and procedures has equipped our firm with the impressive resources and insight necessary to build a strong and effective defense case for every client. Whether you’re facing first-time DUI charges in Medina or serious vehicular manslaughter charges in Kirkland, DUIHeroes has the cutting-edge knowledge and experience to protect your future.
Penalties for DUI in Kirkland & Clyde Hill, WA
Being arrested and charged with a DUI can lead to serious penalties, which is why you should not hesitate to secure the defense you need. Our DUI lawyers in Kirkland understand how frightening this time in your life can be, and we are here to help you regain control of your life. An arrest is not a conviction.
A first-time DUI conviction can result in:
- Up to 24 hours in jail
- Up to 15 days of electronic home monitoring
- 90-day license suspension
- One-year installation of mandatory ignition interlock device
- More than $900 in fines
- Court-ordered alcohol or drug counseling
Your professional life could be badly impacted by a DUI conviction, which is a punishment that most people don't even consider. For example, if you need your car and driver's license to get to work, then you could run into career problems after losing your license to a DUI conviction. At-will employment means you can be terminated for any non-discriminatory reason, so your employer could legally fire you if you can't get to work on time after losing your license. If you drive to school each day, then losing your driver’s license could also cause you to lose those opportunities as well. You may even struggle to meet child custody obligations.
To protect your life and livelihood, we can negotiate for a special driving permit that lets you keep going to and from work like normal, even if you are convicted of a DUI.
DUIHeroes can fight for you to make sure that the criminal justice system stays fair and honest. We know how to create defenses that argue for case dismissals, not-guilty verdicts, or significantly lowered sentencing requirements. Our previous clients can attest to the ways our strategies and tactics have changed their lives for the better, protecting them from the overly harsh penalties dictated by state law.
Can I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer or Field Sobriety Test?
Field sobriety tests are optional after being pulled over for suspicion of DUI (although the officer may insist otherwise). FSTs are designed to give officers probable cause to make an arrest and bring you into the station. They are not made to scientifically determine if you are sober. For this reason, it is often the safer option to refuse a field sobriety test.
However, if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test (either at the station or while pulled over), then your driver’s license will be automatically revoked for one year. This administrative penalty can’t be challenged in criminal court, either. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, you need to call an attorney as soon as possible to start defending your rights.
Do You Have to Take BAC Test?
When you are arrested for a DUI, the officer will likely compel you to take a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test when you get back to the station. This test is designed to gauge your intoxication based on the presence of alcohol in your blood by collecting a blood, breath, or urine sample. If your blood comes back with a BAC of .08 or higher, you'll face charges.
Before taking a BAC test, ask to call DUIHeroes at 1-800-DUI-HERO as your first phone call in police custody. We answer the phone 24/7/365 and can tell you if you should take the test or refuse it. We don't recommend you refuse a BAC or chemical test without first talking to us because refusal will result in the immediate revocation of your driver's license.
How Long Will My License Be Revoked If Convicted of DUI?
A first-time DUI conviction in Washington usually removes your license for 90 days. The more DUI convictions you have on your criminal record, the longer this license revocation becomes. It is possible to permanently lose your driving privilege due to multiple DUI convictions.
Call a Kirkland DUI Lawyer Today
In order to be successful in challenging your DUI or criminal charges, you must have a lawyer who is familiar with the local courtroom, judges, and prosecutors who will be involved in your case. Our firm has earned a reputation in Kirkland, Clyde Hill, Medina, and throughout Snohomish and King Counties as one of the highest-performing DUI firms in the area. We understand the challenging nature of a criminal charge, which is why we are fully committed to every client that we take on. As our client, you can expect 24/7 availability and a limited caseload because our priority is giving your case the focus it needs to win.
Our founding attorney is a member of several prestigious associations, including the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and the Citizens for Judicial Excellence. He frequently attends seminars in order to broaden and continue his legal education. By providing reliable counsel and discerning legal help, our Kirkland DUI attorneys aim to help each and every client find a favorable outcome for their case. We continue to refine and hone our legal skills by being a steady member of local and national organizations that support DUI attorneys in Clyde Hill and beyond, as well as writing articles and teaching other attorneys proven defense tactics.
DUI arrests in Kirkland, Clyde Hill, and Medina happen at all hours—but many of them happen late at night. That's why we have 24/7/365 availability for our DUI defense clients. Please call 1-800-DUI-HERO immediately if you have been charged with a DUI, no matter what time or day it is. You can also call the same number if your friend or a family member has been arrested and needs legal counsel quickly before they are processed at the station.
Additional Resources on Kirkland
Courthouses We Serve
- Snohomish County District Courts South Division
- Snohomish County District Courts Everett Division
- Snohomish County District Courts Cascade Division
- Snohomish County District Courts Evergreen Division
- King County District Courts Redmond
- King County District Court Seattle
- Kirkland Municipal Court
- Edmonds Municipal Court
- Everett Municipal Court
- Marysville Municipal Court
- Bothell Municipal Court
- KCDC - Shoreline
- Seattle Municipal Court
- Lynnwood Municipal Court
- Skagit County District Court
"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
“They supported and fought for me through all of my legal challenges!” - L.W.
“I recognize and respect the team's level of expertise and professionalism...” - Anonymous
“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!