In District Court and Municipal Court, one of the most serious charges that people face is DUI. A charge of DUI has a maximum possible sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5000.00 fine. If you rack up enough of them, then a DUI can even be a felony with prison time.
Even a first time DUI with a low breath test has a minimum sentence of 1 day in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines and fees if you are convicted. There are also mandatory license consequences and treatment requirements. Nobody plans to go out and get a DUI, but if you find yourself facing a DUI charge, then you really need an attorney. Give me a call.
The prosecutor can even charge a DUI if you are below 0.08. How can that happen? If the prosecutor can prove at trial that your driving was "appreciably affected" by drugs or alcohol, then you can be convicted of driving under the influence, even if you were below the stated limit.
There are defenses to DUI, but you really need an attorney who handles DUI cases to find a defense that fits your facts, and to convince the judge that it applies to your case. Call me today for a free consultation. Let's get your charge reduced or dismissed. 360-999-8359.
Most people have never been charged with a crime. They have never been in any trouble with the law. All it takes, however, is one tiny bit of bad judgment, or one small mistake, and you could be facing charges. When that happens, you need someone who knows the courts and the system. Convictions are expensive. Not only are there the direct costs of fines and fees, but after a conviction it can be much harder to rent an apartment or get a job. You need an attorney who will fight to ensure that you are protected. You also need someone who understands your situation, and can help guide you. At Laukkonen Law, PLLC, we do our utmost to make certain that you know what is going on every step of the way, and that you are able to make informed decisions about your case.
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Olympia, WA, 98502