In the state of Washington, driving under the influence is a serious criminal offense which carries heavy penalties, including suspension of your driver’s license, steep fines and jail time. You might also be liable in civil court for property damage. If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, you need to retain legal counsel immediately to protect your rights and to ensure the best possible chance for success.
The attorneys at CHUNG, MALHAS & MANTEL, PLLC have successfully defended individuals charged with DUI, getting their cases reduced or dismissed. We provide free consultations to evaluate the charges and to explain your legal options available in simple, easy to understand terms. One of our accomplished criminal attorneys will represent you and support you and your family throughout the entire process. Our goal is to utilize the best possible strategy to help you to avoid conviction, reduce charges, or win a dismissal whenever possible.
What Constitutes a DUI?
In Washington State, the two specific charges that are typically used in an arrest for DUI are driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher (DUI) and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI).
A DUI charge can have far-reaching repercussions for you and your family, and may result in the following consequences:
- License Suspension or Revocation
- Home Detention, Probation, Community Service
- Mandatory Drug & Alcohol Classes
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on the convicted driver’s vehicle. Costs of installation, leasing, and maintenance of the device is born by the offender
- Fees & Court Costs
- Civil Prosecution for property damages
- Loss of ability to apply for a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Inability to acquire auto insurance
Multiple convictions could lead to even harsher penalties, including increased mandatory minimum fines and jail time. A DUI charge is a serious matter that requires aggressive legal defense by an experienced criminal attorney.
Do Not Go to Court Alone: Contact Us Today
One bad decision should not define you for the rest of your life. Your case is unique, and our dedicated and personal approach to defending DUI charges sets us apart from other attorneys. At our firm, we don’t handle cases, we serve clients. If you have been charged with a DUI, contact CHUNG, MALHAS & MANTEL, PLLC at (206) 264-8999 for a consultation.
More Information on Criminal Defense in Washington:
- Criminal Law Overview
- Drug Crimes and Offenses
- Expunging Your Criminal Record
- Federal Offenses
- Embezzlement Defense
- Gun Crime Charges
- Hit and Run Offenses
- Misdemeanor Offenses
- Murder Charges
- Parole Violation Law
- Sex Crime Laws
- Shoplifting Offenses
- Business Related Financial Crimes