Top rated DUI Attorneys in Spokane, WA.
First, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense in the city of Spokane and the state of Washington. Secondly, DUI consequences can include jail time, heavy financial penalties, and loss of driving privileges. Consequently, if you’ve been charged with a DUI, you need to have your case evaluated and fought by an experienced DUI attorney.
Fighting a DUI and license suspension in Spokane, WA.
Consequences for license suspensions associated with a DUI will interrupt your life.
There are two kinds of license suspensions for DUI’s in Washington State. The first kind is if you are arrested for DUI. The second kind is if you are convicted of a DUI in court. Our DUI attorneys in Spokane can help you navigate both in order to keep your license.
Arrested for DUI in Spokane?
If you’re arrested for a DUI, your driver’s license will be suspended unless:
- You request a hearing to contest the suspension within 7 days of your arrest and the hearing examiner decides in your favor.
- If you don't request a hearing or the hearing examiner doesn't decide in your favor, your license will be suspended for 90 days to 2 years, depending on prior offenses and the severity of the incident. Your suspension will begin 30 days from the date of your arrest.
If the hearing examiner decides in your favor, but the court still convicts you of DUI, your driver's license will be suspended as a result of the court conviction.
Convicted of a DUI in Spokane?
Your driver’s license could be suspended for 90 days to 4 years, depending on prior offenses and the severity of the incident. The suspension will begin 45 days after the state receives notice from the court showing you were convicted.
Protect your license: prepare for the DOL hearing.
If you want to keep your license intact, then you need to prepare for the DOL hearing.
There are three main pieces when preparing for a DOL hearing. The first is requesting the hearing, then there is preparing for the hearingand finally there is nominating a final adjudicative order. The Washington State D.O.L has plenty of resources in case you want to prepare for the DOL hearing yourself. However, this can be a timely and somewhat uncertain and complicated process. Therefore, having an experienced attorney to take on the process, is the fast and safest way to proceed in order to maintain or retain your license.
Don’t be a statistic - hire a Gravis DUI Attorney in Spokane.
On average, Washington statewide success rate for drivers who request a DOL administrative hearing is approximately 20%. Drivers who request these hearings face a severe, uphill battle to preserve their license. Unfortunately, many hearing examiners are severely biased, and while they may claim to be an impartial "fact-finder," they act as advocates for the police officer. Furthermore, many of the state’s trial witnesses who are police officers and have been trained to testify in court.
Aggressive DUI defense representation.
Did you know that DUI charges can occur regardless of blood alcohol content level? For example, if the police were lacking reasonable suspicion when they pulled you over. Or similarly, if a police officer failed to follow proper procedure when administering the blood or breath tests, your case could be dismissed. Consequently, our attorneys will closely examine the maintenance records of the machine used to test your breath or blood. So, if we find any irregularities with the equipment, we can utilize that information to the fullest extent possible.
Free DUI consultation in Spokane.
To begin, we offer a free consultation in Spokane for DUI cases. First, we assess what instruments or services will best fit a client’s situation. However, we do this without overdoing it and incurring unnecessary costs or administrative burdens. In summary, we want to ensure that your goals are achieved in the most simple, economic, and efficient way. In order to started, submit your information in the form below and we will contact you shortly.
Find a DUI Attorney near you.
Visit us at Gravis Law Spokane in the Spokane Valley or downtown. Our knowledge of Washington DUI laws will provide you with the quality and aggressive defense you need. We will work with you to ensure that defending you goes as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. The Spokane Gravis Law team of criminal defense attorneys are your DUI defense experts.
Spokane, WA Criminal Law Office1309 W. Dean Ave. Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201