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Vernon A. Smith, Attorney at Law

425-999-0517

Washington DUI Laws

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

Washington DUI Penalties

First Conviction

Washington DUI Penalties BAC less than .15%
OR no test result
BAC .15% or higher
OR test refusal
Jail time minimum
Or Electronic Home  Monitoring (EHM)
24 hours consecutively or 15 days EMH 48 hours consecutively or 30 days EMH
Jail time maximum One year One year
Fines & Fees $823 to $5,000 $1,015 to $5,000
License Suspension 90 days 1 - 2 years
Ignition Interlock One year after suspension One year after suspension
Alcohol/drug assessment Yes Yes
Probation Five years Five years

Second Conviction

Washington DUI Penalties BAC less than .15%
OR no test result
BAC .15% or higher
OR test refusal
Jail time minimum 30 days consecutively 45 days consecutively
Jail time maximum One year One year
Electronic Home  Monitoring (EHM) 60 days 90 days
Fines & Fees $1,015 to $5,000 $1,405 to $5,000
License suspension Two years 900 days -
3 Years
Ignition Interlock Five years if previously restricted Five years if previously restricted
Alcohol/drug assessment Yes Yes
Probation Five years Five years

Third Convicton

Washington DUI Penalties BAC less than .15%
OR no test result
BAC .15% or higher
OR test refusal
Jail time minimum 90 days consecutively 120 days consecutively
Jail time maximum One year One year
Electronic Home  Monitoring (EHM) 120 days 150 days
Fines & Fees $1,805 to $5,000 $2,605 to $5,000
License suspension Three years Four years
Ignition Interlock Ten years if previously restricted for five Ten years if previously restricted for five
Alcohol/drug assessment Yes Yes
Probation Five years

Contact us at 425.457.7474 about your specific case or email at vasmith@duismith.com

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