The accusation of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Washington can make you feel like the whole world is against you. You need a strong advocate on your side. Added together, Blair Russ and Kevin Trombold are Seattle DUI attorneys who have been defending people just like you for nearly twenty-five years. Known in the legal community as DUI attorneys, a large part of Kevin and Blair's practice is dedicated to defending people charged with DUI.
Many people are shocked to learn how harsh the criminal and civil penalties for a DUI conviction are. But as you read on, remember you can avoid many of these penalties if your attorney is successful in your defense.With the decision by the state in 1999 to lower the legal driving limit to .08, Washington's DUI criminal penalties are today among the stiffest in the nation.
Over 30,000 people are charged with DUI in Washington every year. Those convicted face mandatory jail penalties of up to four months, mandatory license suspensions of up to four years, and the costly installation of vehicle ignition interlock devices in their cars. Additionally, a judge is likely to require an alcohol evaluation and treatment, participation in DUI victims' panel and high-risk insurance.
DUI convictions are permanent and can never be “vacated” from one's record like most crimes. These penalties can result not only in the loss of liberty, but also interfere with your ability to work and live up to family responsibilities. With so much at stake, it's essential that you be defended vigorously against this charge.
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