Vern Smith has been a DUI attorney for most of his 20 plus year career in the law, first as a public defender and since '91 in his Kirkland law practice . Not only is he a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense, but he is also among the first DUI attorneys in the nation to be Board Certified in DUI defense by that organization*, and only 3 DUI lawyers so certified in Washington currently. Vernon Smith also represents clients in matters of criminal defense.
A DUI or Physical Control conviction will trigger mandatory jail time, loss of license, up to 5 years of probation, 3 years of high risk insurance, no driving without an Ignition Interlock Device for at least one year, possible electronic home detention, and you will be barred from Canada!
If you are an adult arrested for DUI (or physical control) in Kirkland and have a breath or blood test result of .08 or higher; or if you are under age 21 and your test result is .02 or higher, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will suspend your license administratively. Your drivers license will be revoked for at least one year if you refuse breath or blood testing. You have a right to a hearing if you request it within 20 days of arrest, so contact Vern Smith, DUI Attorney as soon as possible for your free consultation to begin the process.
Washington State DUI Laws
Washington State has some of the strongest laws in the nation.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)- RCW 46.61.502
Physical Control of Vehicle Under the Influence - RCW 46.61.504
Operation of vessel in a reckless manner (boating) - RCW 79A.60.040
Breath Testing - WAC 448-16
Blood Testing - WAC 448-14
Portable Breath Testing - WAC 448-15