Pulled Over And Received A DUI? We Can Help.
A fun night out can quickly become a bad night out if you are pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving. In Washington, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense that can lead to serious consequences. At Kurt Bennett Attorneys in Normandy Park, Washington, we have helped many people who have been charged with a DUI.
Once you have been pulled over and charged with a DUI, it is important to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. We will work with you to assess every aspect of the stop and ensure it was done legally. We will get your side of the story and use our extensive knowledge of the Washington DUI laws to build your defense that is in your best interest.
I Got Pulled Over And Arrested For A DUI, What Happens Next?
Washington, like many other states, has the implied consent law. This means when you applied for a driver’s license you agreed that if you are arrested for a DUI, you will take the necessary tests to determine your blood alcohol level. If you blow above .08 or if you refuse a Breathalyzer test, you are looking at an automatic license suspension and a fine. The consequences for a DUI are serious, and they get worse with each charge.
- First offense is a minimum driver’s license suspension of 90 days and possible jail time depending on your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
- Second offense is an automatic two-year driver’s license suspension and possible jail time
- Third offense is a three-year driver’s license suspension and 90 days in jail
Getting a DUI on your record can have profound consequences on your future. It can effect job opportunities and you will face higher insurance costs. It can take time for you to get your driver’s license back, placing strain upon other family members who have to take on an additional share of the work. You do not want to simply plead guilty without exploring your options.
Charged With A DUI? Give Us A Call.
If you have found yourself charged with a DUI, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer and get started on your defense right away. Give us a call today at 206-792-3265 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation.