DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
Defending a DUI is very different from handling any other type of criminal matter. The offense elements are often highly technical and require an attorney who is not just merely familiar with DUI’s but focuses on handling them. A guilty plea or conviction for DUI can result in a driver’s license suspension, a jail sentence, heavy fines and a permanent conviction on a criminal record. If you have been charged with DUI, please give us a call to discuss your rights and options.
It is important to keep in mind that fighting a DUI typically has two completely different aspects; the criminal court system (learn more here) and the administrative hearing process through the Washington Department of Licensing (learn more here). Both the criminal and civil proceedings require knowledge of complex legal arguments and expertise that only an experienced DUI lawyer can provide. Either organization can have your driver’s license suspended, even if you successfully deal with the other one. This makes it critical to have a DUI attorney representing you in both aspects of your DUI case. At Wheeler Boyd, Andrew Wheeler and Alex Uskoski can defend your rights in the criminal case and hearings with the Department of Licensing.
When you are charged with a DUI you need an attorney who keeps up with the changes in this constantly developing practice area. Both Andrew Wheeler and Alex Uskoski are experienced in the proper methodology to handle complex questions of DUI law related to:
- Probable Cause for Police Stop
- Properly Conduct Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
- Probable Cause to Arrest
- Proper Administration of a Preliminary Breath Test
- Proper Implied Consent Warnings
- The Functionality of the Draeger Breath Test Machine
- Deferred Prosecution
- Sentencing Guidelines
- Reduction of Charges
- Suppression Motions
- DUI Jury Trials
Never plead guilty to a DUI before contacting an attorney to discuss your options. If you have been pulled over for a DUI, please give us a call immediately to set up an appointment to discuss your case. The initial consultation is free, and we can discuss the options available to protect your rights and driving privileges.