Tri-Cities, Washington DUI Attorney
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, Gary Metro.
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.
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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 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.
Schedule your consultation with a Kennewick DUI lawyer from my firm, and we can start working together to secure your future.