Drivers younger than 21 are under heightened scrutiny by Washington law. Any driver under 21 who has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02 or higher may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
If you are facing DUI charges, it is critical that you retain an experienced DUI defense lawyer. A DUI conviction may result in significant criminal and civil penalties, including possible jail time, probation, fines, loss of driving privileges and other penalties. If illegal drugs are involved, this can also impact your ability to get financial aid for school.
At Heritage Law Office, our DUI defense attorneys serve clients throughout Eastern, Central and Western Washington. We concentrate in traffic and DUI defense. We know how to raise a strong defense on your behalf. In addition to handling criminal charges, we represent clients at administrative driver's license suspension hearings. We can also help if you have been charged with minor in possession (MIP).
To schedule your free phone consultation, call our law office in Cle Elum, Washington: 509-899-5375.
Do not delay. If you have been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, you are subject to an automatic driver's license suspension. You have just 20 days to request an administrative hearing to challenge this suspension.
Exploring All Defense Options On Your Behalf
Washington's DUI laws are highly technical. Even if you were over the .02 limit (for drivers under 21), there are many ways we can make a difference in your case. As a local law firm, we have a strong knowledge of the local courts, prosecutors and procedures. Using our experience and knowledge of Washington's DUI laws, we will provide a vigorous defense on your behalf.
If retained as your counsel, we will take time to review the conduct of your arresting officer to determine if your traffic stop and subsequent arrest could be challenged. We will examine key issues on your behalf:
- Did your arresting officer have sufficient cause to stop your vehicle?
- Did the officer properly administer your breath test?
- Did the officer properly conduct your field sobriety tests?
- Did the officer violate your constitutional rights?
Even if you do not wish to take your case to trial, identifying viable defenses can create leverage that may improve the outcome of your case. Depending on the facts, we may be able to obtain a charge dismissal, an acquittal (not guilty) at trial or a favorable plea agreement that significantly minimizes the penalties resulting from your charges. We are committed to protecting your record, your rights and your driving privileges.
Contact A DUI Defense Attorney For The Help You Need
We serve clients in Kittitas County and throughout Eastern, Central and Western Washington. To speak with an attorney skilled in underage DUI defense, call 509-899-5375 for a free consultation. You may also contact us by email.