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You may receive many different penalties due to a DUI conviction, including:

DUI Penalties

If you find yourself convicted of driving under the influence, it is important to take that very seriously. The outcome of your case could have a significant impact on your future financial circumstances, employability, and much more. You need to enlist the help of the experts at an established Lynnwood DUI defense law firm to optimize your chances of avoiding a conviction or stiff penalties. Our experienced lawyers are equipped to defend you against a drunk driving charge and more. Clients who face underage DUI, felony DUI, or Minor DUI (Driver Under 21) will find themselves in the right hands.

The potential consequences you could face as a result of being convicted of a DUI in the State of Washington may vary depending on a number of factors. They may include:

  • Getting your driver’s license suspended or revoked depending on the type of conviction, administrative hearing result, and how many DUI’s you’ve had in the past.
  • Getting sentenced to jail time and having to pay significant fines
  • Getting a criminal record that will hinder your future ability to get gainful employment
  • Having problems crossing the Canadian border
  • Having to get expensive, high-risk SR-22 insurance
  • Putting an ignition interlock system on your vehicle which requires you to do a BAC test in order for you to drive your car.

This is not meant to frighten you. It is simply meant to highlight the importance of hiring an experienced Lynnwood DUI defense attorney if you’ve been charged with this crime. Although no lawyer can promise a specific outcome, you are generally much less likely to face major penalties or be falsely convicted after a DUI arrest if you have an attorney who specializes in these types of cases on your side.

DUI Attorneys Defense Strategy

Receiving a DUI charge is incredibly stressful and upsetting, and without the right team defending you, it may follow you forever. Have a powerful team of experienced DUI attorneys back you instead.

There are various ways a team of DUI defense attorneys may handle your case. When it comes to every DUI case, we have a proven strategy that works. Our defense strategies include:

  • Thoroughly going through all the evidence against you. We even check into how the field sobriety tests were given to you and investigate the arresting officer’s training.
  • We find out if any medication or health condition you have would have altered the outcome of the testing. Some medications can cause false results on BAC tests.
  • We review the solutions that were used in the BAC testing material because it’s possible they weren’t in working order.
  • We review your prior driving record.
  • We work closely with you on how to talk during police interrogation so as to not further incriminate yourself.
  • We may also investigate your arrest to determine if the officer had reason to stop you in the first place. An officer can’t stop you unless they witnessed you committing a crime or they have reasonable suspicion that you may be committing a crime or a traffic violation. Regardless of what may have transpired after your stop, you should not be convicted of a DUI if the officer did not have a valid reason to stop you.
  • Showing you had no intention to drive drunk. Sometimes people may be arrested for drunk driving simply because they were in their vehicles while intoxicated. For example, if you got drunk at a bar and made the wise decision to call a cab instead of driving yourself home, you might first return to your vehicle to get certain items. An officer witnessing you do so could assume you had the intention to drive and might thus arrest you if a BAC test or field sobriety test indicated you were drunk. If you legitimately had no plans on driving when you were arrested, we can potentially use this fact in your defense.

The above strategy has worked for us time and time again. It allows us to reveal violations of your rights and find faulty evidence that’s being used against you. That said, we also appreciate that every case is unique. Although we do apply a tried and tested strategy, we are also willing and ready to adjust our approach based on your specific situation.

How Our DUI Attorneys Can Help

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we have experienced attorneys who specialize in DUI defense cases and are the advocates you deserve. Our attorneys are trained in negotiating plea bargains and can give you advice whether to settle or not. If we are not satisfied with the proposed settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial. All along the way, we will answer your questions and do all we can to ease any concerns that you might understandably have at this time.

We work with you to help you keep your driver’s license and get the DUI charges lowered or dismissed entirely. If they cannot be dismissed, we are creative in finding solutions that keep you out of jail, such as work release programs, home monitoring, or alcohol abuse treatment programs.

Contact DUI Attorneys

Let our experienced DUI attorneys in Lynnwood manage your case. Call us at 800-529-0842 or fill out our online contact form today and get the representation you deserve.

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Getting charged with a drunk driving DUI can stay on your record and affect you for years. If you have been charged with a DUI in Lynnwood, WA, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC today by completing our free DUI evaluation form.

Getting charged with a drunk driving DUI can stay on your record and affect you for years. If you have been charged with a DUI in Lynnwood, WA, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC today by completing our free DUI evaluation form.

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