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What is a DUI?

DUI or “driving under the influence” in Washington state is an offense that applies when a person operates a motor vehicle while “under the influence” of alcohol and/or any drug. A “physical control” charge applies if a person is in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or any drug. Physical Control is similar to a DUI and carries similar penalties. The penalties for “DUI,” are the same as those for physical control. At Callahan Law, P.S., Inc. our DUI Lawyers tackle tough issues for our clients every day, so don’t hesitate to schedule a free initial case appointment.

DUI Laws - Strict Enforcement

Gone are the days when people could talk their way out of a DUI arrest and be let go because they were only a few blocks from home. People are arrested and prosecuted for drunk driving in their own driveway. 

Washington is serious about punishing people who drink any amount of alcohol then drive. Even though it is not defined as a crime in our laws, you can be arrested and prosecuted if you consume even a small amount of alcohol, then drive.

DUI Consequences

Without A Great Defense, the Cards Are Stacked Against You.

Prosecution

The prosecution does not necessarily need to prove that the person gave a breath or blood sample above the legal limit; they only need to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the person’s driving was affected by an impairing substance.

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers in most agencies in Washington have the goal of pulling over three cars per hour. The primary purpose of this goal is to locate and arrest drivers who have been drinking. They will stop a vehicle for the slightest driving irregularity or minor equipment violation. Once they smell the odor of alcohol, an arrest is imminent, whether or not the driver performs the voluntary field sobriety tests. The officer has the power to search the vehicle upon arrest and, except sometimes in the case of a commercial or farm transport vehicle, must impound the vehicle, causing the driver to pay towing and impound fees to get their vehicle back.

Courts

DUI laws and the courts’ decisions regarding them are always evolving. If you need a DUI lawyer who creatively challenges the evidence against you, who understands the science and technology of breath and blood testing, and who has the experience to notice mistakes made by the police and prosecutors in DUI prosecutions, you need Callahan Law, P.S., Inc.

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Washington State DUI Laws

If you or a loved one has been arrested for drunk driving, give us a call today to discuss your case.

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Contact one of our Experienced DUI Attorneys today and get the advice you need now.  Learn how to save your license and stay out of jail.

With Offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Shelton, we literally surround the Puget Sound.

  • Snohomish County
  • King County
  • Pierce County
  • Kitsap County
  • Thurston County
  • Mason County

81 S. Main St, Seattle, WA 98104

1107 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma WA 98402

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Disclaimer: The legal information presented on this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee.  This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Washington.