The consequences of felony driving under the influence (DUI) are severe. In addition to the embarrassment of conviction, you face the possibility of jail time and expensive fines. You will lose your license for an extended period of time, possibly causing you to lose your job. You are also likely to face forced use of an ignition interlock device, alcohol treatment programs, increased insurance rates, probation and community service.
Our lead Vancouver DUI attorneys are former criminal prosecutors who understand the most effective ways to defend against felony DUI charges.
Conviction of multiple DUI charges should be taken very seriously, as penalties become increasingly severe with second and third DUI offenses. Moreover, under Washington state law, if a driver has four or greater previous offenses within 10 years of being charged with a DUI, he or she may be found guilty of felony DUI. The same is true for a person driving under the influence after a previous conviction of vehicular assault or vehicular homicide.
We work as a team to identify all potential opportunities for a positive outcome in your case, including challenges based on problems with Breathalyzer calibration, field sobriety tests and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests, or violations of due process. When it is not possible for charges to be dismissed entirely on the basis of such challenges, we will seek alternative sentencing to lessen the severity of the penalties for conviction.
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