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DUI Defense

I got arrested for a DUI. Now what?

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.

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.

Put a team of former DUI prosecutors in your corner.

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Former Prosecutor Dan Gerl has successfully defended hundreds of DUI and other alcohol-related cases in Tacoma, Olympia, Seattle, and throughout Western Washington, with over 50 jury trials to his credit.

Former Prosecutor Casey Arbenz won his first eight trials and has added dozens more over a stellar 10 year career, recently earning him the coveted “SuperLawyer®” designation.

Former public defender Nick Andrews has spent hundreds of hours serving as a “pro tem” judge in various courts, ruling on issues central to DUI defense.

Dan, Casey, and Nick are all rated 10/10 and “Superb” on AVVO. Along with Senior Attorney Zannie Carlson, they put their collective skills and experience to work defending those accused of DUI. They work as a team – when you have a PLG attorney, you have an entire crew in your corner.

If you’re arrested for DUI in Tacoma, Olympia, or Seattle, it’s you against the courts, and the prosecutors, and the DOL.

It is critical that you speak with an aggressive and experienced 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 7 days from your arrest the date – even if you’ve not yet received a court date.

 

Trial tested. Client approved.

As a prosecutor, Tacoma DUI attorney Dan Gerl took over 40 cases to trial – the vast majority of which he won. Casey Arbenz worked as a DUI prosecutor before launching a successful career defending the accused with the Hester Law Group in Tacoma.

The DUI attorneys at Puget Law Group now put their experience and skills to work defending those accused of DUI and other criminal offenses. Both Dan and Casey are rated 10.0, and, along with Nick Andrews, are rated “Superb” by AVVO.

At Puget Law Group, we are very successful at beating DUI and other criminal charges. Since our founding, over 95% of our DUI cases have resulted in either reduced or deferred charges, or dismissals. Each case is different, of course, and results are always case specific.

With offices in Tacoma, Olympia, and Bremerton, we take your situation seriously and we promise to fight our hardest for you.

But don’t take it from us – see what our clients have to say about our results.

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You CAN beat a DUI charge.

It is possible to beat a DUI charge – but you need to act now. You only have 7 days following arrest to request a hearing from the Department of Licensing in order to fight your suspension. And key evidence that may greatly help in your fight against both the DOL and the government could disappear over time unless you request it early.

And that’s where we come in. At Puget Law Group we start working on your case immediately, often before your charges have even been filed. We get you pointed in the right direction and lead you every step of the way. You will never be unclear about what’s going to happen next. Your fight is our fight.

You don’t have to pay us extra to go the extra mile.

At Puget Law Group, we typically charge a flat fee – which means you pay one amount for our legal services. That means one fee for our services and nothing more to pay.

This includes DOL representation, motion hearings, and even trial. We don’t charge by the hour; we don’t come after you later for more money if your case takes more work than originally thought. And we never plead clients out just to resolve a case.

We understand that putting your faith and your fate in a DUI attorney’s hands is one of the most important and stressful decisions you can make, which is why we offer a complimentary “Strategy Session” (by phone or in person) to discuss your case and your particular concerns. Once we’ve had a chance to talk, we will have a better idea of what will be involved in your case, and can tell you exactly how much it will cost you.

Nobody ever plans in advance for a DUI arrest. We know that paying for an attorney when charged with a DUI can be difficult. We will be as flexible as possible with you and work with your budget. We offer payment plans for those clients who qualify, and we accept all major credit cards.