When you are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may assume that there is little you can do but pay the fine or serve the jail time, but this is not the case. You do have options, and with a Seattle DUI Attorney on your side, you can often build a strong defense to help prove your innocence or lessen the penalties you face. Seattle’s Eagle Law Offices, P.S. offers experienced DUI defense attorneys who are ready to help you.
Potential Penalties for a Seattle DUI
Sometimes, we find that people do not seek legal help for their DUI because they assume that the penalties are minimal. This is a very dangerous assumption. While the penalties will vary depending on the details surrounding the case, they can include:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Up to $5,000 in fines
- 90 day license suspension
- Ignition interlock device
- Washington SR22 Insurance
- Possible alcohol education requirement
These are just for first time offenses. Subsequent offenses have stricter penalties which are quite severe.
Why Seek Legal Help?
In addition to the strict penalties surrounding Seattle DUI cases, there is strong potential that something in your case was not handled appropriately. Law enforcement officials and the labs they use must follow the law when handling your case. If they fail to do so, you may be able to have the entire case dismissed. A Seattle DUI lawyer can help you determine if everything in your case was handled appropriately. If it was not, we will help you create a DUI defense that is solid and protects your rights.
Do not face your upcoming DUI case on your own. There is simply too much at stake. Contact Eagle Law Offices, P.S. today to talk to a Seattle DUI Attorney about the specifics of your case, and get the help of a qualified legal professional. Call us at 206-426-6961 or by clicking here.