DUI/DWI (Driving under the Influence)

If you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI) or have received a citation for DUI in Washington State and you need DUI defense, you are facing one of the most serious traffic offenses that can be handled in District or Municipal Courts. If your BAC level is .08 or greater, you are facing two cases that you must defend: an administrative and a civil case in which the Department of Licensing /Department of Motor Vehicles seeks to suspend or revoke your license, and a criminal case in which you are subject to mandatory jail time (even for a first offense) for up to one year, a fine up to $5,000, license suspension, SR 22 (high risk) insurance for 3 years, ignition interlock installed on your vehicle, you could be subject to deportation if you are not a United States Citizen as well as other mandatory penalties. Additionally, a DUI conviction is the one of the only offenses that cannot be removed from your record in the future.

You can be charged with DUI even if you are BELOW .08. The law provides that you cannot drive a motor vehicle if you are affected by drugs or alcohol. You can even be charged for DUI if you are driving after taking your prescribed medication by your own doctor. If you are a minor, you can be charged with DUI if you have a BAC level of .02 or greater. Having the right lawyer is critical.

A DUI arrest can result in consequences that greatly impact your life, including jail, costly fines, suspension of your driver's license, expensive classes and treatment, ignition interlock device requirements, and more. And that's not all, DUI laws and those enforcing them, are getting stricter each year. You should never handle a DUI alone.

A skilled attorney can help you navigate a DUI charge and eliminate or mitigate the consequences of a DUI arrest on your life. John Terry has extensive experience handling DUI charges. He has worked as prosecutor, public defender, and now exclusively as a privately retained defense attorney. He has handled literally hundreds of DUI cases and obtained great results for his clients. He is licensed in both Oregon and Washington and can help you in either state.

John Terry can also help you with other traffic related offenses, including:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Negligent Driving
  • Racing
  • Hit and Run
  • Speeding

To schedule a free consultation with John Terry, or another attorney at Morse Bratt Andrews & Terry LLP, call us today at 1-877-818-7852 (alt. 360-213-2040) or contact us online.