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Accused of DUI? Talk to an Experienced Washington DUI 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.

Speak with our Washington DUI lawyers during a free consultation by contacting us at (360) 526-8191.

What are the Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Washington?

In Washington, driving under the influence penalties are some of the toughest in the nation. 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 are convicted of a first time DUI, you could face the following sanctions:

  • Up to a year in jail
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • A license suspension of 90 days
  • Alcohol or drug education

If you are convicted of a second DUI, you could face the following sanctions:

  • Up to a year in jail
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • A license suspension for two years
  • Alcohol or drug education

If you are convicted of a third DUI, you could face the following sanctions:

  • Up to a year in jail
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • A license suspension for three years
  • Alcohol or drug education

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. It is crucial to contact a Kitsap County DUI attorney immediately following a DUI arrest.

Protect Your Rights with a Skilled DUI Attorney

If you have been accused of a DUI in Kitsap County, it is crucial to seek the guidance of an experienced Washington DUI attorney as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Stan Glisson and Jeremy Morris, our team of dedicated lawyers understands the complexities of DUI cases and is committed to protecting your rights throughout the legal process.

Why choose us as your Kitsap County DUI lawyer?

  • Extensive experience: Our attorneys have years of experience handling DUI cases in Kitsap County and are well-versed in the local court system.
  • Personalized approach: We understand that every DUI case is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly analyze the details of your case to develop a tailored defense strategy.
  • Strong reputation: Our firm has a proven track record of success in defending clients against DUI charges, and we have earned the respect of both clients and peers in the legal community.
  • Effective communication: We believe in open and transparent communication with our clients, keeping you informed every step of the way and promptly addressing any concerns or questions you may have.
  • Compassionate support: Dealing with a DUI charge can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Our team is here to provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

Don't face a DUI charge alone. Contact Glisson & Morris today for a free consultation with our experienced Kitsap County DUI attorney.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the legal blood alcohol limit in Washington?

In Washington, the legal blood alcohol limit is 0.08%. If your blood alcohol level is above this limit, you can be charged with a DUI.

Can I refuse to take a breathalyzer test?

While you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test, doing so can result in consequences such as a driver's license suspension. It is advisable to consult with a DUI defense attorney before making this decision.

What are the potential defenses for a DUI charge?

There are several potential defenses for a DUI charge, including challenging the accuracy of the breathalyzer test, questioning the legality of the traffic stop, and disputing the reliability of field sobriety tests. An experienced DUI defense attorney can assess your case and determine the best defense strategy.

What are the consequences of a DUI conviction in Washington?

The consequences of a DUI conviction in Washington can include fines, jail time, license suspension, mandatory ignition interlock device installation, and participation in alcohol or drug education programs. The specific penalties depend on factors such as prior DUI convictions and blood alcohol level.

Should I hire a DUI defense attorney?

Hiring a DUI defense attorney is highly recommended if you are facing a DUI charge. An attorney can help protect your rights, navigate the legal process, and build a strong defense on your behalf. They can also negotiate with prosecutors to potentially reduce charges or penalties.

Understanding Field Sobriety Tests in Washington

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is made of up 3 individual tests:

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test - For this test the officer will observe the eyes of the person in question as they slowly move a pen or small object back and forth to look for indicators in each eye that the person is impaired.
  • Walk-and-turn test - For this test, the officer instructs the person to take nine steps, touching heel-to-toe in a straight line and the return back. The officer is looking for signs that the person is under the influence such as not being able to keep their balance or not following the instructions properly.
  • One-leg stand test - For this test, the officer instructs the person to stand with one foot off the ground and hold it for about 30 seconds or until told to put it down. The officer looks for signs of intoxication such as swaying, hoping or using their arms to balance.
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