Don’t Wait To Retain A DUI Lawyer In Vancouver, Washington
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) or have received a citation for a DUI in the Vancouver, Washington, area, you are facing one of the most serious traffic offenses that can be handled in district or municipal courts. You need a DUI attorney on your case as soon as possible.
DUI penalties are severe. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) level is .08 or greater, you are facing two cases that you must defend: an administrative and 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 three years and ignition interlock installed on your vehicle. You could also be subject to deportation if you are not a United States citizen, as well as other mandatory penalties. Regardless of who you are, your DUI defense may be the most important challenge of your life.
Watch Out For Your Future, Starting Right Now
A DUI conviction is one of the only offenses that cannot be removed from your record in the future. You can be charged with a DUI even if your BAC is 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 a DUI if you are driving after taking medication prescribed by your doctor. If you are a minor, you can be charged for having a BAC level of .02 or greater. Having the right attorney is critical.
A skilled lawyer from our law firm in Vancouver, Washington, can help you navigate a DUI charge and eliminate or mitigate the consequences of a DUI arrest on your life. One of our most skilled defenders in the area of DUI is attorney John Terry. Mr. Terry has extensive experience handling DUI charges. He has worked as a prosecutor, public defender and as a privately retained defense attorney. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases and obtained great results for his clients. He is licensed in both Oregon and Washington and can assist you in either state.
Charged With A Traffic Offense? Contact Us To Protect Your Record
We can help you avoid harsh penalties after you have been citied with traffic-related offenses, including:
- Reckless driving
- Negligent driving