I Got Arrested Last Night For DUI. What Do I Do Now?
If you've recently been arrested for DUI or other alcohol-related driving offense, you know first-hand how stressful and scary it can be.
Let's face it - getting pulled over is scary. Getting arrested for DUI is terrifying.
Especially here in Washington State. We have some of the toughest DUI laws, courts, and prosecutors in the nation, and the Department of Licensing is constantly tightening penalties on drivers accused of DUI, suspending licenses for up to two years before the person has even been to court.
If you've been arrested for DUI, call us now. We'll tell you what your immediate options are and give you a good idea of what you can expect in the next few weeks. We will gladly schedule a free 45 minute consultation to sit down with you and further discuss what your case will involve, including timelines and legal fees. We'll put it all out there without pressure so you can make the best decision for yourself.
If you're arrested for DUI in Tacoma, Olympia, or Seattle, its you against the courts, and the prosecutors, and the DOL.
It is critical that you speak with an aggressive and experienced Tacoma DUI lawyer as soon as possible following your arrest, even if you do not yet have a court date. Key events are already taking place; for instance, in order to challenge a license suspension, you must request a Hearing with the Department of Licensing (DOL) within 20 days from your arrest the date – even if you've not yet received a court date.
Put A Former DUI Prosecutor In Your Corner.
Former DUI Prosecutor and now Tacoma and Olympia DUI Attorney Dan Gerl has successfully defended hundreds of DUI and other alcohol-related cases in Tacoma, Federal Way, Seattle, and throughout Western Washington. As a DUI prosecutor Dan took over 40 cases to jury trial – the vast majority of which he won.
Now a DUI defense attorney, Dan puts his experience and skills to work defending those accused of DUI. He is rated "Excellent" by AVVO and is a recent recipient of their Client's Choice Award.
For over five years, the Tacoma DUI lawyers at Puget Law Group have been extremely successful in beating DUI charges. Since our founding, over 90% of our DUI cases have resulted in either reduced charges or dismissals. With offices in Tacoma and Olympia, we take your situation seriously and we will fight our hardest for you.
You Can Beat A DUI Charge.
But you need to act quickly. Key evidence that might help you in your fight against both the DOL and in court could disappear over time unless you request it early. And you have only 20 days to request a hearing from the DOL in order to fight your suspension.
And that's where we come in. At Gerl Law, our attorneys start working on your case immediately, often before your court case has even started. We demand police reports and video recordings - evidence which might otherwise “disappear” before your case is ever brought to court. We point you in the right direction with your DOL hearing, leading you every step of the way.
With Gerl Law in your corner, you will never be unclear about what's going to happen next. Your fight is our fight.
If you are facing a DUI or related criminal charge, call the Tacoma and Olympia DUI Attorneys at Puget Law Group now at (253) 627-4696 for a free consultation.