I have been an attorney to those accused of DUIs for most of my 20 plus year career in the law, first as a public defender and since '91 in my Seattle area private practice. I am one of the founding members of the National College for DUI Defense, and also one of the first Seattle DUI attorneys in the nation to be Board Certified in DUI defense by that organization.* I am one of only 3 lawyers so certified in Washington currently.
Your Drivers LicenseThe Department of Licensing (DOL) will suspend your license administratively if you are an adult arrested for DUI (or physical control) 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. Your drivers license will be revoked for at least one year if you refuse testing. You have a right to a hearing if you request it within 20 days of arrest, so contact me as soon as possible to get this process started.
Other PenaltiesA DUI or Physical Control conviction will trigger mandatory jail time, loss of license, 3 years of high risk insurance, up to 5 years of probation, 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're seeking an experienced, professional Seattle DUI Attorney, Contact Me for a free consultation.
Washington State DUI Laws
Driving Under the Influence - 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