Medina DUI Attorneys

Heroic Defense for Medina Locals

At DUIHeroes, we know it is unfair to judge someone based on just their mistakes. But that is exactly what the criminal justice system often tries to do, especially when it comes to driving under the influence (DUI) cases. You could have a perfect driving record, make the honest mistake of getting behind the wheel after having one too many drinks, get arrested for a DUI, and then get slammed with harsh penalties. We are here to remind you that you aren’t your DUI and that you deserve the right to defend yourself from the charge and its potential penalties.

DUI arrests in 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 even processed at the Medina Police Department.

Legal & Moral Support Through a DUI Case

Most people who drink and drive will never have to admit it because they aren’t pulled over. Please keep that in mind if you have been charged with a DUI. You aren’t a villain or a bad person who was trying to cause harm to the Medina community. You are just like so many other drivers who made a mistake, albeit a serious legal one.

When we are working on your defense, we will pay attention to your emotional well-being, too. Our team genuinely wants you to feel comfortable and confident as the case progresses. After all, why should you add stress and worries to the situation when there is already enough going on with your DUI defense case?

Other than moral support, we are here to provide legal counsel and representation to help with:

  • Evidence use: Our Medina DUI lawyers know how to find and use various forms of evidence to protect you from the worst that the state might try to use against you.
  • Plea negotiations: In some cases, a plea deal can be used to reach a positive outcome, like reduced sentencing or the protection of the client’s driving privileges.
  • Courtroom representation: You can depend on us to represent you in court, so you don’t have to worry about using the right words or following intricate courtroom procedures.

DUI Defense Made for You

When it comes to providing powerful DUI defense strategies, it often isn’t enough to find a criminal defense law firm. Instead, you will want to work with a law firm that only handles DUI cases. At DUIHeroes, that’s exactly our approach. We intentionally handle only DUI cases and nothing else, so we are always improving our skills and never distracting ourselves with other case types. Thanks to our full commitment to DUI defense, we are able to handle virtually any case that is brought to our attention.

You can depend on DUIHeroes for help with cases that involve:

  • DUI accidents
  • Felony DUI
  • First-time DUI
  • Hit-and-run
  • Marijuana DUI
  • Minor DUI
  • Out-of-state DUI
  • Second-time DUI

This list is not entirely comprehensive, though. If you have been charged with a DUI and your case involves any sort of complication, we are confident that we can handle it.

Do You Have to Take BAC Test?

When you are arrested for a DUI in Medina, the officer will likely tell 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. The higher the number, the more you might feel the effects of intoxication. In Washington, you are legally intoxicated and can’t legally operate a motor vehicle if your BAC level is 0.08 or higher.

Before you take a BAC test, you should ask to call 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 Medina Penalizes DUIs

The criminal justice system often tries to make an example of people who have been convicted of a DUI. To try to deter others from committing the same crime, the court often uses heavy penalties on first-time DUI convictions, with the penalties only getting heavier with subsequent convictions. At DUIHeroes, our Medina DUI lawyers know that penalizing one person doesn’t actually deter the next, so we are always adamant to reduce the penalties that our clients face as much as possible.

If you are convicted of a first-time DUI in Medina, WA, you could be sentenced with:

  • Up to 24 hours in the Medina PD jailhouse
  • 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

Professional Impacts of a DUI

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 can be terminated for any non-discriminatory reason, so your employer could terminate you if you can’t get to work on time after losing your license.

We want you to feel like you still have control of your life and future after a DUI. Our Medina DUI attorneys at DUIHeroes can stand up for you in court and DMV hearings to protect your driving privileges. It might be possible for us to 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.

Ready to Defend You at a Moment’s Notice

DUIHeroes and Attorney Jonathan Dichter are always standing by to help Medina locals after a DUI arrest or charge. You can dial 1-800-DUI-HERO at any hour or any day—really. We are happy to keep our phone lines open for non-emergencies, too. If you are our client and just want someone to talk to when the stress of the situation gets to be too much, then we are still just one phone call away. We are in this situation together, so let’s stand together when it gets tough.

Get a hero on your side. Contact our Medina DUI attorneys for a FREE case evaluation.

Medina DUI Defense FAQ

Should I hire a local defense attorney like DUIHeroes?

We recommend that you always go local with your DUI defense team. At DUIHeroes, we understand the local courts as well as the officers, prosecutors, and others that could be involved in your case. This familiarity allows us to create a unique strategy for your case that not only considers the evidence at hand but also how it could be interpreted by other parties.

Do I have to take a field sobriety test (FST) in Medina, WA?

Field sobriety tests are considered optional after being pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Medina. FSTs are made to give the officer 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.

Can I save my license if I am convicted of a DUI in Medina?

It might be possible to argue for a special driver’s permit if you lose your license to a DUI conviction. Such permits let you complete necessary trips, like going to work or school or picking up your children.

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(Your DUI case could be handled in one of several courts, depending on the circumstances of your arrest.)

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