Kennewick DUI Lawyer
Call an Experienced Defense Attorney: (855) 622-5732
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Washington,
the time to take action and start defending yourself is now. Such criminal
violations are taken seriously by law enforcement and punished harshly
by judges and juries. Oftentimes, the best way to secure your freedom
is to retain the help of a Richland DUI attorney like myself,
Why Choose My DUI Defense Firm?
- 25 years of trial experience
100% focus on
criminal defense cases
- Strong reputation: I’ve defended high-profile Hollywood producers
- Unrivaled knowledge of criminal law and litigation
DUI Case Results
City v. AM - Driving While License Suspended and DUI. Fine for DWLS charge and deferred
sentence for DUI.
People v. Jose A. – Jose A. had two prior convictions for driving under the influence
and was looking at over one hundred twenty days in jail. A jury trial
was held. At the trial the State’s expert on cross examination had
to admit that she was “certain” of only one fact there was
alcohol in Jose’s system which was less than .08.
People v. Noe C—the defendant was charged with driving under the influence and evading
the scene of accident. On the day of the trial the prosecutor dismissed
the DUI charge.
People v. ___ – Woman in accident where driver in other vehicle was injured had
over .18 in system reduced by prosecutor from DUI to negligent driving.
Should You Refuse Chemical Testing?
All motorists in Washington are subject to an “implied consent”
law. This states that if you choose to drive on a public roadway, you
are automatically willing to submit to any chemical testing if you are
ever suspected of driving while intoxicated. Furthermore, refusal to take
such a test will create an automatic suspension of your driver’s
license. It should be noted that this automatic revocation is not a criminal
punishment and does not reflect any additional suspension period that
could be enforced if convicted.
DUI Penalties in Washington State
A single conviction for a DUI in Washington can leave a major, negative
impact on your financial stability and overall livelihood. With a DUI
on your record, employers are likely to drop you or not hire you from
the beginning, and you could find it impossible to get from place to place
efficiently. In short, you cannot afford to be convicted of a DUI.
First-time DUI offenses face the following penalties:
- Up to one year in jail
- Up to $5,000 in fines
- Three months to one year license suspension
- Ignition interlock device (IID) installation
Washington State uses a lookback period of seven years when considering
DUI conviction penalties. If you are facing a subsequent conviction within
the same seven years, your punishments will be far worse, including up
to four years of license suspension.
Do You Need Big League Representation? Call (855) 622-5732 Today!
At Metro Law Firm, the client always comes first and is treated with the
utmost respect. I understand that you may be feeling an undue amount of
stress when you have been arrested for a DUI and that all you want is
fair and strong advocacy. My personal goal has always been to deliver
just that and more. After all, you deserve an attorney who is willing
to go the extra mile for you.