CHALLENGING DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES IN WASHINGTON
An arrest for driving under the influence, or DUI, can have a profound impact. You may lose your license and face increased insurance costs, not to mention heavy fines and the possibility of jail time. If you are facing felony DUI charges, you may face years in prison. You need a Bellevue DUI lawyer who can provide a competent defense against breath test results, field sobriety testing, the arresting officer's testimony, and other aspects of the case the prosecution has built against you.
Call (425) 748-5005 today to discuss your rights and options in the face of drunk driving charges.
CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI CONVICTION
In Washington, a DUI conviction may have the following consequences:
- Mandatory jail time, even for a first DUI offense
- Driver's license suspension or revocation
- Heavy fines
- Alcohol treatment and AA requirements
- Mandatory ignition interlock device installation in your vehicle
- The possibility of felony charges for a future DUI offense
- Inability to cross the border into Canada or other countries
HOW CAN A DUI DEFENSE LAWYER HELP?
One of the key ways a Bellevue DUI defense attorney can help is by challenging what we like to call the “junk science” behind DUI prosecutions. The result of your breath test will most likely be the most significant evidence against you in your DUI case. The BAC DataMaster and DataMaster CDM machines used by law enforcement to take these tests are riddled with questionable technology.
With our engineering experience, we at Perez & Perez Law, PLLC understand the specific vulnerabilities and limitations of breath test technology. We know how to present this in DUI cases to challenge test results and have even had them thrown out of court altogether. You should never assume your breath or blood test result is accurate. Instead, fight your DUI charges with a competent attorney who can challenge your case from every angle to seek the best possible result.
Contact our offices at (425) 748-5005 for a free DUI case evaluation.