First Offense DUI

For the vast majority of people who have been arrested for a first offense DUI, it is not just their first DUI offense but their first experience with the criminal justice system. If you are facing a first offense DUI, I am a DUI arrest lawyer in Vancouver who understands your fears, worries and uncertainties. I can explain your rights and options under the law. There are many ways I can defend you and try to help you avoid the negative consequences of a DUI conviction

At the law firm of Matthew R. Hoff, Attorney at Law, in Vancouver, I provide effective DUI/DWI defense services to people facing DUI/DWI charges. For a free initial consultation, contact me, a first offense drunk driving charge attorney in Washington, today.

Maintain Your Driving Privileges

I can also help you with the administrative aspects of your case. I can file the necessary paperwork with the Department of Licensing (DOL) to challenge the Department’s proposed driver’s license suspension.

Drunk Driving Penalties for First Offense DUI

As a skilled criminal defense attorney, I am dedicated to securing the best possible outcome through negotiated settlements or trial. I am a trial attorney and presume your case will be taken to trial, even if it never is. I strive to protect your rights, freedom and future by building a strong defense and helping you avoid the penalties of a first offense, which can include the following:

  • Driver’s license suspension from 90 days to two years
  • Mandatory minimum jail sentence of one to two days
  • Requirement to carry high risk auto insurance for three years
  • Alcohol and/or drug evaluation
  • Installation of ignition interlock device
  • Probation
  • Court costs
  • Fees
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Victim’s impact panel

If you are facing a first arrest for drunk driving, rest assured that with a skilled defense attorney on your side, many of these penalties can be avoided or minimized.

Contact a First Offense Drunk Driving Charge Lawyer in Washington

If you or a family member has been arrested for DUI/DWI, call me today at (360) 693-6228 or contact me online for a free consultation.