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DUI

Seattle DUI Attorney

Tough, Effective Defense for DUI Charges

When someone goes on-line and searches for a "drunk driving lawyer" or a "Seattle drunk driving attorney" what they are really looking for is an experienced DUI attorney that can provide the best defense to DUI charges.   Many DUI cases begin in a similar manner: You were leaving a bar, restaurant, or a friend's house when a police officer pulled you over for what you believed to be a routine check. Your vehicle may have been swerving slightly, you could have been driving without your headlights on, or maybe you believed you were stopped for no apparent reason.  After the law enforcement officer asked you a series of questions, you may have been told to perform several field sobriety tests/exercises, such as the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, the Walk & Turn, or the One Leg Stand. The officer may have also requested that you give a portable breath test sample, and after determining the results of said tests and exercises, you were arrested for DUI.  As you can see from this simple example, these situations can become very complicated and finding the right lawyer that knows what he is doing is very important from the start.

The attorneys of Baker, Lewis, Schwisow, and Laws have been representing people charged with DUI, sometimes refered to DWI charges, for well over 10 years, have defended thousands of cases and are among the best DUI attorneys in Seattle. Their expertise and experience has served those charged with DUI in Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Monroe, Everett and most other cities throughout the King County and Snohomish areas.  They have earned the respect of both prosecutors and judges alike and are regarded as strong and aggressive representatives for their clients. Our attorneys are dedicated to representing those charged with DUI and want to ensure that they receive the best representation available. If you want to reach an attorney please fill out the contact form or call (206) 209-0608, an attorney is available to speak to you now.

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Even if your breath sample read that your BAC was below .08, a law enforcement officer can still arrest you for driving under the influence. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact a Seattle DUI attorney from Baker, Lewis, Schwisow & Laws, PLLC, as soon as possible. We can help you understand your legal rights and options.

DUI Charges in Seattle, Washington

DUI Penalties

  • License suspension
  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Loss or seizure of your vehicle
  • Electronic home monitoring
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Alcohol / drug education
  • License revocation

The State of Washington has an implied consent law, which means that every driver must consent to a blood or breath test if an officer believes they are driving drunk. If a driver refuses to take said test, they may be subject to a fine and an automatic license suspension. This alone can be detrimental to your future. Those who have not had any prior DUI offense may face a one year license suspension solely for refusing to take a blood/breath test. Washington does not take drinking and driving lightly, and if you are arrested for DUI, you are facing extremely harsh penalties.

How can a Seattle DUI attorney fight my DUI charges?

Since our Seattle DUI lawyers have more than 45 years of combined legal experience, we have helped dozens of Seattle residents minimize or eliminate their DUI charges. Regardless of whether you were or were not legally intoxicated, there is a way a Seattle DUI attorney from our office can challenge the charges brought against you and fight to avoid the penalties that accompany said charges. We can test the evidence brought against you and uncover any inconsistencies or errors in the officer's story regarding your arrest. Our Seattle DUI lawyer will look at a client's case from every angle and leave no stone unturned in their effort to reduce or dismiss a client's charges. We handle DUI cases throughout the state of Washington, including:

  • Bellevue
  • Seattle
  • Kirkland
  • Redmond
  • Issaquah
  • Everett
  • King County
  • Snohomish County

Our firm is highly skilled at debunking the prosecution's case against a defendant. While blood, breath, and sobriety tests have been deemed the best way to determine a DUI, they are also known for being flawed. A Seattle DUI attorney from our firm can study the accuracy of the tests used to charge you with DUI and determine if the tests were in fact accurate. Certain health issues, such as emphysema, GERD, asthma, and bronchitis can all cause inaccurate sobriety test results, as well as various other conditions and situations.

What You Need to Know About DUI

  • DUI is a serious offense and punishable up to a year in jail
  • If cited you have 20 days to respond to the DOL
  • Prior offenses can lead to increased penalties
  • DUI can be charged a felony or misdemeanor
  • You will need an attorney to represent you

I have been arrested for DUI—now what?

Arrested? Immediately contact our firm for the legal guidance and advocacy that you need. To avoid incriminating yourself, you do not want to say anything without an attorney. Our firm can provide immediate counsel to those who hire our firm and help them fight to keep their driver's licenses. Call today and see what our Seattle DUI lawyers can do for your case.

Contact A Seattle DUI Lawyer Today

At Baker, Lewis, Schwisow & Laws, PLLC, we have helped countless people with DUI charges throughout Seattle and the surrpunding areas including Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland, Monroe, Everett and surrounding areas in King and Snohomish Counties. We never underestimate the serious nature of a drunk driving charge because we know the devastating impact DUI penalties can have on a person's life. When you choose to work with our firm, you can rest assured knowing that we will utilize everything we possibly can to provide you with the strongest case we can build. Regardless of whether you are facing felony DUI or any other type of DUI charges, our firm can help. We can also assist those who are not Washington residents but were charged with an out of state DUI while visiting. Do not face DUI charges alone—contact a Seattle DUI attorney from Baker, Lewis, Schwisow & Laws, PLLC by dialing (206) 209-0608.

We are a source you can trust and have the qualifications you are looking for to best serve your needs, so schedule your free consultation with a DUI lawyer in the Seattle area today.

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