Kitsap County DUI Lawyers
Accused of DUI? Talk to an Experienced Attorney Today!
Are you looking for a DUI lawyer in Kitsap County? Our attorneys know the laws. We help drivers get back on the road after a driving under the influence or physical control arrest. With over 45 years of combined experience, our team knows how to pursue a favorable result on your behalf.
The Potential Penalties for a DUI Conviction
In Washington, driving under the influence penalties are some of the toughest in the nation. Even a first time DUI or physical control conviction carries mandatory jail time.
If you are convicted of DUI, they could face the following sanctions:
- Fines and court costs are required
- Years of probation
- Court-supervised treatment
- Ignition interlock device installation in your car for at least 1 year You may also be
- Home restriction for a period of time with a GPS tracking and alcohol monitoring device
Even being accused of DUI can cause you to lose your driver’s license for at least 90 days and require expensive high risk insurance for years.
If you have been convicted or deferred a DUI or similar charge in the past 7 years, a second DUI charge carries at least 1 month in jail.
In Washington, the DOL takes action to suspend the driver’s license of virtually any driver who is arrested for DUI, regardless of what happens in court. Even if you are not immediately charged in court, if you don’t act quickly, you will still lose your license. You only have 7 days from the date of the incident to challenge the suspension. The DOL can impose a suspension/revocation anywhere from 90 days to 4 years for a DUI arrest, even if a jury finds you not guilty.
You Need a Lawyer Who Knows the Court System
We are skilled, experienced attorneys, and familiar with dozens of challenges to every stage of DUI prosecution. Was the original traffic stop legally valid? Were constitutional safeguards regarding search and arrest followed by the police? Was the BAC test administered according to the procedures mandated by Washington law? Any failure by police to observe the letter of the law weakens the prosecution’s case and provides the accused a legal defense and important negotiation leverage.
Who represents you in a DUI case is one of the most important decisions you will make. Your attorney should be someone you can trust, someone you can talk to—but also someone who is willing and able to fight to protect you in court and in the DOL process to save your driver’s license. A poorly handled case will cost you thousands of dollars in fines and fees. A good lawyer can often save you more than their fees.
Judges are making important decisions about your case starting at your first court appearance. They can require that you install an ignition interlock, be on electronic home monitoring, or have to post bail or go to jail. You should have the best DUI attorney with you from the first minute you appear in front of the judge.
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At Glisson & Morris, our attorneys are professional, aggressive, and committed to helping you. We will fight to protect your rights and make sure you get the fair treatment that you deserve in the complex world of DUI defense. Our goal is getting you back on the road and moving on with your life as quickly and painlessly as possible.
We represent clients charged with DUI in Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Kingston, Olalla, Poulsbo, Tacoma, and around Kitsap County and Pierce County Washington.