Seattle DUI Attorney
Seattle DUI & Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
The State of Washington prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol
concentration level of .08 or higher (see Revised Code of Washington 46.61.502), with
increased penalties starting at a BAC of .15 and higher. The penalties for DUI in Seattle can
have a disastrous impact on your life, which is why it is important to contact an experienced
Seattle DUI attorney as soon as possible. Even for first time offenders, you could be facing
fines, probation, license suspension or revocation, mandatory ignition interlock device
installation, and even jail time.
PUT A TEAM OF FORMER DUI PROSECUTORS IN YOUR CORNER.
Once you’re arrested, the clock starts ticking on the DUI process. It is you against the courts, the prosecutors, and the Department of Licensing. It is critical for you to get informed and stay ahead of the chain of events that quickly unfolds. For example, you must request a Hearing with the Department of Licensing (DOL) within seven days from your arrest date, even if you’ve not yet received a court date. The best way to ensure your DUI process is handled properly is to contact an aggressive and experienced Seattle DUI lawyer that will take your case seriously and fight for you.
When you contact Puget Law Group, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that our team of former DUI prosecutors is on your side and have successfully defended thousands of clients charged with DUI related offenses from our Seattle office location.
Seattle DUI Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you lose your license for a DUI in Washington?
The Washington State Department of Licensing automatically suspends a license from 90 days to two years for a DUI arrest. Unless you request a hearing, this occurs 60 days after the date of the arrest. Hearing requests need to be made within seven days of the arrest. For DUI convictions, licenses are suspended between 90 days and four years. Severity of the incident and prior offenses factor into the length of suspension. Suspensions begin 45 days after conviction.
How long will a DUI stay on my driving record?
DUI convictions remain on driving records permanently in the State of Washington. They are not eligible for expungement from driving records under Revised Code of Washington 9.96.060.
Is DUI a felony in Washington?
A felony DUI in Washington occurs if:
- A driver has four or more prior DUI related offenses within 10 years
- A driver has a previous conviction for vehicular assault or vehicular homicide while under the influence
- A driver has a previous felony DUI conviction
At Puget Law Group, we believe you shouldn’t have to pay us extra to go the extra mile. This is why we typically charge a flat fee. One fee covers our services and there is nothing more to pay.
This includes DOL representation, motion hearings, and even going to trial. We don’t charge by the hour and 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 Seattle DUI attorney’s hands is one of the most important and stressful decisions you can make, which is why Puget Law Group offers a Complimentary Strategy Session, either 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.
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I absolutely loved working this firm. PLG and Dan helped me with so much and got my DUI reduced to a Negligent Driving and my fine reduced significantly. They were very persistent and easy to contact with multiple contact methods, they made sure I was up to date so I wasn’t left wondering what was happening. Not to mention they are reasonably priced and are extremely flexible with payments and payment plans. They made this process so much less stressful for me and I can’t express how grateful I was to have PLG and Dan by my side through this experience. I would definitely recommend either of them to handle your case.”
Katrina (DUI Client)