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Aggressive Defense Against DUI Charges in King County, Washington 


Being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) can have a serious impact on your life. People arrested for driving under the influence frequently feel overwhelmed and struggle to comprehend the various legal terms related to their cases. Hiring an attorney from Hale Law Enterprises can help ensure you have all the knowledge you need to navigate the Washington court system confidently.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, reach out to our experienced Seattle DUI attorney right away. We can help you understand your legal rights and options during a free and confidential consultation.

Contact Hale Law Enterprises online or call (206) 207-4776 today to schedule a FREE consultation with our DUI lawyer in Seattle!


Experienced Seattle DUI Defense Attorney Ready to Assist You

In Washington, the penalties for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) vary widely depending on factors such as the number of prior offenses, whether any property damage was caused and if anyone was injured or killed.

Generally speaking, first-time DUI offenses in Washington are:

  • A minimum fine of $1,000
  • Minimum 90 days driver's license suspension
  • Possible jail sentence of up to 1 year for misdemeanors and three years for felonies
  • Possibility of community service
  • Alcohol/drug abuse evaluation and treatment

Distinguishing Misdemeanor and Felony DUI in Washington

In Washington state, a first-time DUI is usually a gross misdemeanor. This charge means that a DUI conviction can result in:

  • Up to 365 days in jail
  • A $5,000 fine
  • Repercussions on your driving privileges

In some cases, your charge could be upgraded to a felony, depending on your previous DUI and criminal traffic-related history. 

Criteria for Felony DUI Charges in Washington State

In Washington, a DUI can be charged as a felony when it is associated with the injury or death of another person, when there are prior convictions for similar offenses (especially with regards to alcohol-related driving offenses) or when the offender had an exceptionally high blood alcohol level.

In addition to legal repercussions, a DUI charge can have severe personal and professional consequences. You may face job loss, higher insurance rates, and damage to your reputation. We understand the gravity of these potential outcomes and will do everything to ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. 

Our team of experienced DUI defense attorneys will handle your DUI case with dedication and respect, so you can rest assured you are in good hands.

Understanding DUI Defense Strategies

When facing a DUI charge, it's crucial to have a strong defense strategy to protect your rights and mitigate potential consequences. Our experienced Seattle DUI attorneys at Hale Law Enterprises are well-versed in a variety of defense tactics to challenge the prosecution's case and seek a favorable outcome for our clients.

Some common DUI defense strategies include:

  • Challenging the legality of the traffic stop
  • Questioning the accuracy of field sobriety tests and breathalyzer results
  • Investigating potential violations of your constitutional rights
  • Seeking to suppress evidence obtained unlawfully
  • Negotiating for reduced charges or alternative sentencing options

By working with our skilled legal team, you can rest assured that we will explore all possible defense avenues to protect your freedom and future. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your DUI case.

Get Legal Help from Our Top DUI Lawyers in Seattle

As an experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorney in Seattle, Attorney Hale can help you navigate the legal process after you are accused of DUI. He can help you understand your options, determine if you are eligible to request a hearing to review your license suspension and determine how best to proceed with your DUI case.

Attorney Matthew T. Hale looks carefully at your case's unique circumstances to build a strong DUI defense on your behalf. The firm has helped thousands of good people charged with DUI and has a strong track record of getting criminal charges successfully reduced or dropped altogether.

Contact Hale Law Enterprises online or call (206) 207-4776 today to schedule a FREE consultation with our DUI lawyer in Seattle!



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