Vancouver DUI & DWI Defense Attorney

I am a skilled Vancouver DUI and DWI defense attorney who can protect your rights and help you avoid the consequences of a drunk driving arrest.

Worried about jail time? Worried about driver’s license suspension? Contact me, a Washington lawyer, today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Protecting Your Freedom

DWIFor most licensed drivers, the privilege to drive is central to their daily lives. Work, school, travel, leisure, family and friends — the automobile for many not only represents convenience; it also represents freedom. When we think about the role the automobile plays in the many activities we engage in, it is not hard to see the devastating consequences losing the privilege to drive due to driver’s license suspension or revocation can have on the individual and the family.

DUI/DWI Consequences

A first time DUI in the state of Washington can carry with it a license suspension from 90 days (minimum) up to two years (maximum) depending on the facts of the case. The DUI offender also faces mandatory minimums of one to two days in jail, if convicted. A DUI conviction will also result in the driver being required to maintain High Risk Auto Insurance (SR-22) with the Department of Licensing. They may also need to obtain an alcohol/drug evaluation and comply with treatment, if necessary. Installation of an ignition interlock device will be required on any personal use vehicle. They may also face probation along with court costs, fines and fees. For second or subsequent DUI offenses the mandatory minimums for license suspensions and jail time increase significantly.

A DUI consists of two separate components: criminal (District and Superior Court, if filed as a felony) and administrative (Department of Licensing). Although court and administrative legal procedures in a DUI case are different from each other, they directly impact each other. My fees are reasonably structured to assist you with both the criminal and administrative aspects of your case, if you elect to request a hearing with the Department of Licensing. You have 20 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing with the DOL. Failure to do so will irrevocably waive your right to a hearing. Time is of the essence to act without delay. Contact me today to set up a consultation. Weekend and evening appointments are available.

The DUI offender is often faced with the daunting task of maintaining two jobs: (1) work/school/family and (2) staying on top of the conditions imposed by the courts and Department of Licensing following a DUI conviction/revocation. Hiring an experienced Vancouver DUI/DWI defense attorney is imperative to defending your case.

Skilled Legal Representation

When it comes to defending a DUI/DWI charge, you need an attorney who can spot the issues: Did the officer have reasonable articulable suspicion to stop the car? Can the officer articulate reasonable suspicion for the detention? Did the officer have probable cause to arrest? Were the Implied Consent Warnings properly instructed? How reliable is the BAC Datamaster Machine? Were you denied access to an attorney upon arrest? Was your Fifth Amendment right scrupulously honored? These are examples of only a handful of tools I have at my disposal when I litigate a DUI/DWI charge. Yes, there is more where that came from.

Record of Success

My record of success includes obtaining the following results on behalf of my clients:

        • District Court dismissals
        • DOL dismissals
        • Reducing DUI/DWI to noncriminal traffic infractions
        • Favorable plea negotiations that allow my clients to avoid jail time and driver’s license suspension

Charged With DUI/DWI? Facing Possible Driver’s License Suspension? Call a Washington Attorney Today.

Call me today at (360) 693-6228 for an aggressive, no-nonsense attorney who is eager to defend your rights. You can also contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.