Seattle DUI & DWI Lawyers

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What constitutes a DUI in Seattle?

The basic offense of a DUI (driving under the influence) in Seattle consists of an adult driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more. An individual can also be charged if he or she was behind the wheel under the influence of drugs. This offense is not limited to illegal drugs; it includes prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs that would impair a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. In Washington, a minor will be charged with a DUI if his or her BAC is .02 or higher.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI, it is important to find a Seattle DUI attorney you can trust. A criminal defense lawyer with experience handling DUI cases can help you understand your rights and effectively guide you through the legal process. Failure to hire a skilled attorney could result in the loss of your license or freedom for an excessively long period of time.

What are the penalties for a Seattle DUI?

The penalties for a Seattle DUI can vary depending on the circumstances, a person’s criminal history, as well as their level of intoxication. It is generally some combination of license suspension, monetary fines, mandatory interlock ignition installation in your vehicle, and even jail time.

How is DUI determined?

A police officer will ask you for a blood or breath test if you are stopped for a DUI. At that point, the officer is required to tell you that if you are over 21 years of age and the test results indicate that your BAC is over the legal limit or your THC concentration of your blood is 5.00 or more, then your license will be suspended for at least 90 days.

Upon arrest, the officer must also inform you that you have the right to refuse to take the test, but if you do that, you will lose your driving privileges and this information can be used against you in court. For example, if you refuse to take the test on your first offense, your license will be suspended for one year; if you refuse to take the test on your second offense, your license will be suspended for two years; and if you refuse to take the test on your third offense, you will face a three-year license suspension.

A DUI conviction can have serious and far-reaching negative consequences for your life. This is why it is essential to have a Seattle DUI lawyer who can assist you through your case.

Seattle DUI & DWI Lawyer Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Erik Kaeding
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Erik Kaeding
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Washington DUI & DWI Attorney with 26 years of experience
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Jason S. Newcombe
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Jason S. Newcombe
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Mark Blair
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Seattle criminal defense lawyers at Blair & Kim, PLLC have had the privilege of handling over 15,000 criminal cases making them some of the best in town. If you are facing charges for a criminal offense, whether it... Read More »
Aaron Nielson
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Aaron Nielson
Redmond, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(425) 533-4476
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Matthew A. Leyba
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Matthew A. Leyba
Bellevue, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 357-8454
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Courtney James Will
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Courtney James Will
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 209-5585
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Deborah Alexander
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Deborah Alexander
Bellevue, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 403-3426
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Bradley Barshis
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Bradley Barshis
Kent, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(253) 867-2675
Gonzaga University School of LawWebster University9th Circuit and WashingtonNational Trial Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers
Kimberly Exe
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Kimberly Exe
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 661-4694
University of Washington School of Law and The City University of New York School of LawWashingtonWashington State Bar Association, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers...
Robert L. Jaeggli
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Robert L. Jaeggli
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 818-1253
University of Idaho College of LawTexas State University - Texas State University-San MarcosWashingtonCALIWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) and American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)Unpub. BIA Agg. Fel. Victory
Eric Lewis
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Eric Lewis
Issaquah, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(425) 260-6559
University of Colorado - BoulderColorado State UniversityWashingtonWashington Law & Politics MagazineWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Washington State Bar
Bradley Clar Johnson
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Bradley Clar Johnson
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 223-1601
University of Washington School of LawUniversity of California - BerkeleyWashingtonWashington Law and Politics MagazineWashington State Bar
Charles Henry Williams
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Charles Henry Williams
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(877) 373-0835
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Deborah Alexander
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Deborah Alexander
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Washington DUI & DWI Attorney with 31 years of experience
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Schoen Parnell
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Schoen Parnell
Kirkland, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 619-2521
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Jason S. Newcombe
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Jason S. Newcombe
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(844) 925-2943
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Phillip L. Weinberg
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Phillip L. Weinberg
Bellevue, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(425) 455-4784
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Justin Elsner
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Justin Elsner
Mountlake Terrace, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 447-1425
Seattle University School of LawWashingtonWashington Association for Justice and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kevin R. Richardson
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Kevin R. Richardson
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(253) 848-4208
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John M. Tymczyszyn
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John M. Tymczyszyn
Bellevue, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(425) 533-2156
Seattle University School of LawWashington
Jennifer Burr Witt
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Jennifer Burr Witt
Bremerton , WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(360) 792-1000
Gonzaga University School of Law and Gonzaga University School of LawWashington and WashingtonWashington State Bar
W. James Kotlowski
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W. James Kotlowski
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 325-2801
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Regent UniversityOral Roberts UniversityWashingtonKing County Bar Association and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jeffrey L. Kradel
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Jeffrey L. Kradel
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(206) 397-3102
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Craig Alan Platt
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Craig Alan Platt
Seattle, WA DUI & DWI Attorney
(360) 678-6777
Stanford Law School and University of Illinois College of LawWashingtonWashington State Bar

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