Lynnwood DUI Lawyer
Facing DUI charges or about to lose your license in Lynnwood, Washington?
Being charged with a DUI can be a difficult experience in any person's life. Most drivers who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence are not criminals—they are good people who have made simple mistakes. No one wants to face the potential consequences of a conviction as it could mean a
suspended license, fines and mandatory jail time. A DUI can also affect your ability to travel to and from Canada. Thankfully, you don't have to go through this process alone. You can get help from a
Lynnwood DUI lawyer at our firm.
Dichter Law Office is committed to helping people from all walks of life get their DUI charges reduced or dismissed entirely. You are entitled to justice and the best quality legal defense to help you fight the case. If you want to maximize your chances of avoiding a DUI conviction, then you have come to the right place. Our past and present clients agree: Dichter Law Office is a firm that you can trust and count on.
"Jonathan Dichter is BY FAR the best asset to have on your team when you are in a bad situation. Good people make bad decisions all the time, Jonathan is who you want standing next to you when you need someone the most."
"My experience and the outcome of my case with Jonathan's help is more than I could have asked for."
"At times when a legal service is needed this firm was first class!"
The state of Washington takes drunk driving charges extremely seriously, which is why you need a seriously aggressive attorney to fight on your behalf. No matter how severe your particular charge may be, our firm is prepared to help you seek a favorable outcome. Many people assume that a DUI charge automatically leads to a conviction—this simply is not true. At our firm, we have gotten 90% of all DUI offenses reduced or dismissed. The numbers are hard to argue with.
You only have 20 days to request a hearing to save your license, so we need to get started as soon as possible. Our firm is prepared to take fast, decisive action on your behalf. Call us now for your free one-hour consultation, where you can ask questions about the case and learn everything you need to know about what you're going through and how we can help you find a way out of the criminal justice system.
DUI Laws in Lynnwood and the State of Washington
Each state has particular laws and penalties in place for those charged and convicted of driving under the influence. Any driver who operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher is considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol and may face serious DUI penalties. An officer may have pulled you over under suspicion and then administered a number of
field sobriety tests or required you to submit to
breath & blood tests to determine whether you were in violation of the law.
If this was your first time DUI arrest then you face penalties such as mandatory jail time, fines of up to $5,000 and a one-year driver's license suspension, and you will most likely have to undergo alcohol and drug education. The State of Washington also requires what is known as an
ignition interlock device to be installed in your car for a year at least. These devices are attached to the dashboard and require drivers to submit a clean breath test before driving. The cost of an IID ranges between $60 and $100 per month out of your own pocket. Any
DUI sentence requires this device.
A second DUI offense has much steeper penalties. Minimum jail time of 30 to 45 days. Much larger fines. Longer driver's license suspension. Longer interlock requirement. The minimum jail time for a third offense is 90 days in jail if your BAC is less than 0.15% and 120 days if your BAC is 0.15% or more. In order to avoid these and other consequences, you need a skilled attorney.
Understanding Types of DUI Charges
State laws are tough on all types of drunk driving offenses, whether it is a first time DUI or as severe as
vehicular manslaughter or
vehicular assault. Our team knows how to effectively litigate these and many more types of cases. We have prepared ourselves to handle a number of different DUI charges on behalf of our clients because we understand that each person is unique—every case deserves individualized care and attention so that we can to our best work for you. There are numerous issues surrounding a drunk driving case: perhaps you have to resolve a
vehicle impoundment, or maybe you don't live in Washington and are facing the complexities of
out of state DUI charges.
Hit and run accidents are also commonly associated with DUI and require skilled legal defense. If you are under the age of 21 and charged with
minor DUI, the consequences can be severe. We have an extensive track record of success in representing all types of driving under the influence cases, and are ready to begin fighting for you immediately.
You may be wondering how it is possible to beat DUI charges, especially if the police have proof that you had been drinking. The fact is that you are legally presumed innocent, and can only be convicted when it is proven beyond reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. We are often able to have drunk driving charges dismissed by demonstrating weaknesses in the evidence, such as mistakes in the handling and analysis of the blood sample. It may even be possible to have the case dropped by showing that you were arrested after an unlawful police stop which was in violation of your Constitutional rights.
Why You Should Contact the Dichter Law Office
You should contact our firm for two reasons: we care about you and we routinely achieve excellent results for our clients. The criminal defense attorney at our firm is well respected throughout Washington for professionalism and high quality representation. Our team is skilled in tactics that can help you secure results like
driver's license restoration and avoidance of DUI penalties. We serve those charged with DUI in Snohomish, King and all the surrounding counties. Talk to our past clients and they will tell you what kind of service we provide. This may be an overwhelming and stressful experience for you and your family, but we are here to ease the process for you and shield you from any anxiety you may be facing.
You have enough to think about, so let us fight for you. We have been named by the Better Business Bureau as an accredited business. Jonathan is often asked to sit as a judge in local courts—he is nationally trained and one of the highest rated DUI attorneys in our area. You have nothing to lose by calling today. We're here to get you through this difficult time and back to life as usual if at all possible. You can only achieve these kinds of results with the help of a skilled attorney. Don't hesitate to speak with a Lynnwood DUI attorney from our firm.
Contact a Lynnwood DUI lawyer from our firm today for a strong defense against your DUI charges!