A physical control violation is one of Washington's drunk driving crimes, and is also one of the most misunderstood. One thing is certain: An Everett physical control conviction will impose punishments that are both swift and severe, and could cause undue hardship on you and your entire family.
While a DUI is charged to motorists who drive with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or higher, you don't actually have to be in the act of driving to be charged with a physical control violation. In fact, if you show signs of intoxication as a police officer approaches, you can be charged with this crime sitting in the passenger seat or backseat of your vehicle. It's even possible to be charged with a physical control violation without even being inside of your car.
These are obviously complex cases that require serious investigation, so don't hesitate to contact the Everett physical control lawyers at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe today. Not only will we ensure your legal rights are protected, but we will explain in detail what these charges mean to you, and what punishment you might be facing.
You only have 20 days from the time of your arrest to request a hearing with the court, and if you're convicted you will be sentenced to mandatory punishments that include up to 364 days in jail, hefty fines, and the suspension of your driver's license.
Prosecutors often prosecute people accused of DUI-related crimes without any mercy, and physical control violations are no different. Protect yourself with help from our professional Everett physical control attorneys, and put our extensive experience to work for you.What Our Everett Physical Control Attorneys Can Do To Protect Your Rights
Our first course of action is to determine whether there is any way we can have your charges dropped. Obviously much will depend upon your case, and the Everett police departments records pertaining to your case, but there are sometimes circumstances that promote a favorable resolution. For example, if your car was parked safely off of the roadway when it was first noticed by the police, our Everett physical control lawyers can use this to bolster your defense.
If your car was inoperable when you were arrested, this may also establish a key component of our defense strategy. Our Everett physical control lawyers will likely want to conduct an investigation of your case, to seek out further evidence that can be presented to the prosecutor or taken to court.
You can start getting answers immediately without risk or obligation because we offer a free case evaluation designed to provide you with some sound legal information. Once you have the facts, you can then decide if you would like 30 years of combined legal experience working to protect your interests.
Don't underestimate an Everett physical control violation; contact our law office today and let us help.