Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious issue and carries with it the threat of multiple penalties, including having your driver’s license suspended, being heavily fined, and having restrictions placed on where you can go if you're granted permission to drive while under suspension. A DUI is defined by operating a vehicle while impaired by either alcohol or drugs, or both at the same time. In certain circumstances, this can include prescription medication and even over-the-counter drugs too. DUIs are issued when a law enforcement officer observes you driving erratically, or in such a manner that causes the officer to suspect that you may be impaired. Typically the officer is required to administer a field sobriety test, followed by a mandatory breath or blood test.
You will be charged with a DUI if your blood alcohol level is .08 or higher for adults, and .02% or higher for those under 21 years old. If you refuse to take the breath or blood test, your driver’s license will automatically be revoked per Washington's "Implied Consent Law," which states that anyone who operates a motor vehicle in the state has automatically consented to be tested for alcohol or drugs if a law enforcement officer suspects them of driving under the influence.
If you have been charged with a DUI, it's crucial to immediately seek legal support; contact a Lynnwood DUI Attorney at the Dichter Law Office, PLLC in order to discuss the circumstances of your arrest. Our team can review everything that transpired and provide you with advice regarding your legal options, as well as describe how to best deal with the situation and steps needed in order to get your driver’s license restored.
Contact a Lynnwood DUI attorney to discuss your DUI and obtain critical legal advice on dealing with the situation.