A Washington DUI lawyer may help you battle your DUI charge

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There is a myriad of reasons your DUI charge could be dismissed, and there may be a Washington DUI lawyer waiting to help you discover if any of these apply to you. One reason may be that the officer didn't have probably cause to stop your vehicle. Another reason may be that the blood alcohol tests can't be proven to have worked effectively. Yet another reason may be that there was a discrepancy in the blood alcohol test results.

These are breakdowns in procedure that a Washington DUI lawyer could potentially help you investigate in your own case. A Washington DUI lawyer might also explain your options to you and help you understand how your case fits into Washington state law.

A Washington DUI lawyer can help you fight for your rights

The last thing you want to do is rush into your case without understanding your rights. This is where a Washington DUI attorney may help you.

To have a Washington DUI attorney contact you for a free, no-obligation consultation, please fill out our drunk driving case evaluation form, which is free as well. Or, if you'd prefer to use the telephone, call us toll-free at 1 (877) 349-1311.

Washington Penalties for DUI

First-time DUI conviction (BAC greater than 0.08%, less than 0.15%)

  • Mandatory jail sentence of 1 day with maximum of 1 year;
  • fine of at between $350 and $5,000;
  • ignition interlock for 1 year;
  • driver's license suspension for 90 days.

First-time DUI conviction (BAC greater than 0.15%)

  • Mandatory jail sentence of 2 days with maximum of 1 year;
  • fine of at between $500 and $5,000;
  • ignition interlock for 1 year;
  • driver's license suspension for 1 year.

Second DUI conviction within 7 years (BAC greater than 0.08%, less than 0.15%)

  • Mandatory jail sentence of at least 30 days up to 1 year PLUS 60 days of electronic home monitoring;
  • fine of at between $500 and $5,000;
  • ignition interlock for between 1 year and 5 years;
  • Driver's license suspension for 2 years.

Second DUI conviction within 7 years (BAC greater than 0.15%)

  • Mandatory jail sentence of at least 45 days up to 1 year PLUS 90 days of electronic home monitoring;
  • fine of at between $750 and $5,000;
  • ignition interlock for between 1 year and 5 years;
  • Driver's license suspension for 2 years.

Third and subsequent DUI conviction within 7 years (BAC greater than 0.08%, less than 0.15%)

  • Mandatory jail sentence of at least 90 days with maximum of 1 year PLUS 120 days of electronic home monitoring;
  • fine of between $1,000 and $5,000;
  • ignition interlock for between 1 year and 10 years;
  • driver's license suspension for 3 years.

Third and subsequent DUI conviction within 7 years (BAC greater than 0.15%)

  • Mandatory jail sentence of at least 150 days with no maximum;
  • fine of between $1,500 and $5,000;
  • ignition interlock for between 1 year and 10 years;
  • driver's license suspension for 4 years.

Breath Tests in Washington DUI Law

Can You Refuse a Breath Test?

  • NO

Breath Test Refusal Penalties

  • 1st refusal: 2-year suspension of driver's license

Confused about DUI in Washington?

A Washington DUI lawyer may still help you if you have previous DUI charges.

Although a previous DUI charge could make your case more difficult, a Washington DUI attorney may help you through these difficulties. If a second or third DUI conviction threatens to make your driver's license suspension longer or holds the possibility of giving you a longer jail sentence, then you may want to consider a Washington DUI attorney.

Washington DUI attorneys know the law and know where your case fits into it.

Make sure you understand the risks, options, and rights of your case before you find yourself in deeper than you should be. Fill out our free case evaluation form or call us now to get in touch with a local Washington DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

Note: DUI laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a DUI lawyer in the state.

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