Even the most basic, first-time charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Washington is a life-changing concern. Beyond jail time and fines, fees and costs totaling many thousands of dollars, a DUI conviction could cost you your job and close off future employment and educational opportunities.
Unfortunately, many people learn about these consequences too late to make an informed decision about DUI defense. Just about anyone can make the serious mistake of drinking enough to be over the limit and getting behind the wheel. What matters now is what you do next.
You can turn to a DUI Defense Attorney like the Law Offices of Daniel Polage for a thorough assessment of your DUI case and all options for avoiding conviction or negotiating workable outcomes. I genuinely care about my clients and thrive on making a real difference in their futures. Fast action can be crucial, in part because you have only 20 days to request a Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing to contest your administrative driver’s license suspension.
A DUI Defense Lawyer can protect you or your child’s future
Law enforcement officers in central and eastern Washington are well-trained in DUI detection, testing and arrest procedures. While errors do occur, case dismissals and defense victories at trial are relatively rare. My trial experience is substantial, including invaluable experience as a prosecutor. If fighting a conviction at trial makes sense for you, I will prepare your defense rigorously and present it with passion.
In many cases, we must focus on strategic damage control. I will grasp your important priorities and determine whether a strong case can be made for deferred prosecution, a plea to a reduced charge or another manageable outcome. Consider that:
- While I am well-equipped to handle DUI defense at any level, I place specific emphasis on helping young people charged with DUI and other such offenses avoid having a permanent criminal record.
- I have built an excellent track record of achieving favorable outcomes for my clients, including defense against involuntary civil mental commitment for treatment of alcohol and drug addiction.
Call 509-654-9190 or reach out to me online right now
Sound decision-making starts with reliable information. For guidance you can trust in this pivotal time, contact me today. I will be glad to provide a free initial consultation.