All states in the county prohibit driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but with additional pressure from outside organizations, many states have tightened the penalties for those accused of drunk driving. Washington State is no exception. In fact, Washington has some of the strictest penalties for DUI in the United States, even for a first conviction. If you have been arrested for DUI more than once, you may need to retain a serious DUI defense attorney to protect your rights.
At Guadagno & Virant, PLLC, we have handled thousands of cases, including many DUI cases, and are well-versed in the types of defenses that make a successful DUI case. When you have been arrested, place our team on your side as soon as possible! Get started by calling our office now.
Under Washington law, a DUI conviction remains on your record for seven years. This means that any additional arrests within seven years of your first arrest will be considered a multiple DUI. If you receive a DUI but it is outside the lookback period, it is considered your first DUI arrest. Knowing this can help you anticipate potential charges and plan your defense accordingly.
If there are additional factors present, such as driving with a blood alcohol content over .15%, causing injury to another person, or the presence of property damage, you may be facing additional penalties. Speak with our legal team to determine what you next best steps are.
Seattle and the surrounding areas places the legal limit for alcohol consumption at .08%, but there are many factors that can affect how impaired a driver may be. Sometimes the devices used to test BAC are not calibrated correctly, or the errors caused during a field sobriety test can be attributed to external factors, such as allergies or preexisting medical conditions. Our Seattle firm will examine every detail of your case to secure the legal defense that is suited for you.
When your rights and freedoms are on the line, you deserve the best possible legal help. At Guadagno & Virant, PLLC, our Seattle DUI attorneys offer payment plans to help ensure that your financial situation is not a deterrent in you receiving the important legal guidance you need.
Kick start your defense by calling our Seattle office now. Call (206) 569-8995 or fill out an online form to connect with our devoted DUI defense team.
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