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DUI Attorney

Although common, a DUI charge is a serious offense that requires an experienced DUI Attorney. In Washington, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DUI attorney is essential to handling all charges and accusations.

Conviction of a DUI Can Happen When:

  • your “ability to drive a motor vehicle is lessened in any appreciable degree” by drugs or alcohol (for example: the police observed you weaving, drifting, or swerving out of your lane),
  • you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater;
  • you have a concentration of five nanograms or more of THC per milliliter of blood.

Penalties

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Even for a first offense, you could spend up to one year in jail and be required to pay up to $5,000 in fines. In addition, your license can be suspended from 90 days to up to two years, and you could be subject to a probationary license and monitoring for up to five years. The court may also order you to undergo alcohol evaluation and treatment for up to two years, and order an Ignition Interlock Device to be installed on your vehicle for up to five years.

All of the above consequences apply to someone convicted of a first offense. The penalties increase significantly for second and third offenses. Also, even on a first offense, if you are arrested with a BAC higher than .15%, or if you refuse to take a breathalyzer, you will be subject to enhanced penalties, as well. If your subsequent offense is more than seven years since your previous offense, it is not counted as a multiple offense.

Navigating a DUI accusation can be both confusing and frustrating as the State may impose both civil and criminal restrictions on your driving privileges. You need a professional like Tim Note to help you make it through the process.

We Can Help

At our law office, we understand that people are sometimes arrested for DUI when they were not actually impaired. We also understand that people make mistakes. Timothy Note utilizes his years of experience as a DUI attorney to obtain a dismissal of charges or acquittal whenever possible, or to otherwise achieve the best possible result for his client. Contact our law office today.

“I found myself in a situation I never thought I would; but it happened. I went to Tim feeling lost and unsure of what to do. I was an emotional wreck. Tim worked very hard to make sure I knew what was going on and was quick to get my situation handled and moving forward.

This was a speed bump in my life that if I hadn’t hired Tim, I don’t know if I would have been able to get past. He was professional and understanding. I was explained things in such a way that I knew what everything meant and entailed. I appreciated being treated as a person who made a mistake instead of a horrible person, which this situation can make you feel as one.”

Source: AVVO

Penalties for DUI Convictions

First Offense

It’s considered a first offense if there are no prior DUI convictions within the past seven years. Depending on the severity of the offense, it could result in driver’s license suspension for 90 days, up to 364 days in jail, and/or a fine of $990.50.

Second Offense

It’s considered a second offense if there is a prior DUI conviction within the past seven years. A second offense has the potential of resulting in driver’s license suspension for two years, up to 364 days in jail, and/or a fine of $1,245.50.

Third Offense

It’s considered a third offense if there are two prior DUI convictions within the past seven years. A third offense has the potential of resulting in driver’s license suspension for three years, up to 364 days in jail, and/or a fine of $2,095.50.

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901 N. Adams St, Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: 509-328-8800
Fax: 509-328-8811

Law Office of Timothy S. Note, PLLC is located in Spokane, WA and serves clients in and around Spokane, Freeman, Cheney, Deer Park, Airway Heights, Marshall, Rockford, Four Lakes, Fairchild Air Force Base, Veradale, Valleyford, Nine Mile Falls, Medical Lake, Mica, Colbert, Greenacres, Mead, Reardan, Spangle, Otis Orchards, Liberty Lake, Newman Lake, Lincoln County, Spokane County, Stevens County.

This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Contact  |  About  |  Practice Areas

901 N. Adams St, Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: 509-328-8800
Fax: 509-328-8811

Law Office of Timothy S. Note, PLLC is located in Spokane, WA and serves clients in and around Spokane, Freeman, Cheney, Deer Park, Airway Heights, Marshall, Rockford, Four Lakes, Fairchild Air Force Base, Veradale, Valleyford, Nine Mile Falls, Medical Lake, Mica, Colbert, Greenacres, Mead, Reardan, Spangle, Otis Orchards, Liberty Lake, Newman Lake, Lincoln County, Spokane County, Stevens County.

This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.