No one ever believes that they are going to be pulled over and later arrested for drunk driving. Who sets out for a night of fun planning on later having their whole world turned upside down? No one, of course. But, it happens every night Everett and throughout Snohomish County.
And, when it does, it feels as though the whole roof just caved in on you. We understand. And, our drunk driving lawyers are here to help. We want you to know that you have options. More importantly, in our opinion, almost every DUI can be challenged in some significant way. Our job is to find out how.
A good Everett DUI lawyer knows how to attack a drunk driving case from every angle and on every level. From the initial basis for the officer pulling you over, all the way through to when you provided a breath or blood sample, our lawyers will leave no stone left unturned. We will fight, claw and do everything legally possible to minimize the consequences of your drunk driving arrest.DUI enforcement is a top priority with the City of Everett and Snohomish County.
Driving under the Influence (DUI), also commonly known as driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime that both the City of Everett and Snohomish County have made a specific area of emphasis. Washington State's DUI laws are complicated. They can also be ambiguous and highly subjective. Even the very statutory definition of being "impaired", reveals this crime's very subjective nature.
Indeed, one of the ways that the state often tries to prove that you are guilty of DUI is by trying to introduce evidence that they believe shows that you were "under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor". What in the world does that mean you ask? Good question. We believe that even the very definition of DUI is extremely vague and incredibly imprecise.
Our job is often to try and demonstrate that the officer simply made a mistake. That he or she subjectively misinterpreted what they think they saw out the road, prior to you arrest. We will also attack your breath test or blood analysis. We often employ experts to assist us on both of these fronts.
You also need to understand that Washington State's DUI penalties are swift and punishing. This is especially true if you have one or more prior convictions in the last seven years. Regardless, a DUI conviction will result in mandatory jail, a mandatory license suspension, a mandatory alcohol evaluation and treatment recommendation, a mandatory SR-22 high risk insurance requirement, a mandatory ignition interlock device requirement, and the imposition of steep fines, costs, and assessments. You will also be on probation for five years.
Our Everett criminal attorneys will fight to your DUI arrest from resulting in a lengthy period of incarceration!
Call now for a free drunk driving consultation about your very important legal rights and potential defenses to your DUI charge.