If you are convicted of a DUI in the State of Washington, you are facing substantial jail time, loss of your driver's license and thousands of dollars in court costs on fees. Penalties and consequences of a DUI are stiff in Washington and can have long term detrimental effects. Because the consequences of a conviction can be so harsh, many of the Washington Courts will not allow you to be unrepresented. If you are not in a position to hire a private Attorney, you may be eligible for a Public Defender. Washington has some of the toughest DUI penalties in the country. You should have an experienced and qualified DUI Attorney to protect your Rights!
Those convicted of their first offense face the possibility of:
- Mandatory Jail up to 364 days
- Suspension of your Driver's License
- Thousands of Dollars in Court Costs and Fines
- Mandatory requirement to only drive with an Interlock Ignition Device on your vehicle
- Alcohol and/or drug treatment
- up to 5 years of probation
If your Breath Alcohol Level (BAC) was over .08, you will likely be arrested.
Make sure that you do not answer any questions until you consult with an experienced DUI/DWI lawyer. The Law Office of Cynthia Macklin is committed to upholding your rights. Cynthia Macklin is aggressive and thorough in presenting a defense. Much of the time she is successful in getting the charges against you reduced or even dismissed. The goal is always to obtain a favorable result in your case; an outcome that you can live with and won't detrimentally affect your freedom and future endeavors.
We fight for those who have the unfortunate experience of being charged with this offense. Our clients can expect to receive aggressive and competent representation both before the criminal court and the Department of Licensing.
If you are looking to contest your charge and fight to clear your name then you have come to the right place.When you are arrested for a DUI, you will may lose your right to drive.
You have to act fast to protect your right to keep driving after you have been arrested for a DUI. There are very specific time limits for you to take action with the Department of Licensing to try to keep your license. Immediate Action must be taken regarding your rights with the Department of LicensingMany factors are considered to determine the length of the suspension you are facing.
“Getting arrested for DUI was one of the scariest experiences I have had. From the beginning, Cynthia kept me relaxed by reminding me that we would get through it with the best possible outcome. I did not have a great case but she guided me through exactly what to do to enhance my chances. She took extra steps in communication with the prosecutor to improve my position. Her knowledge and compassion made the process as comfortable as it could be until the nightmare was over with a refreshingly positive resolution. I highly recommend her.” -Paul E. (Prior Client)