Minimizing The Consequences Of A DUI

A drunk driving conviction may not carry the same weight as a serious felony charge, but it comes with penalties that could impact your future, reputation and freedom. A DUI conviction could mean a suspended license. It could block you from potential job, educational or housing opportunities. One bad decision could have a cascade of negative repercussions for the rest of your life. That's why you need an astute lawyer on your side who knows how to fight your criminal charges and help you emerge from a Washington DUI in a better place than you might have thought possible.

There Are Defenses For A DUI Charge

It may be tempting to panic and think there's no way to push back against a DUI/DWI charge. But there may be ways to minimize the consequences you face, if not dismiss your charges altogether. Some of these potential defenses are outlined below:

  • The arresting officer failed to abide by proper protocol when making the arrest.
  • The Breathalyzer test wasn't functioning correctly.
  • The arresting officer didn't have sufficient cause to pull you over in the first place.

If you are convicted, we can help navigate the issues and questions you may have about how your life will change; for example, if you would be permitted to go to Canada with a DUI/DWI on your record.

If you are facing immigration challenges at the same time you are charged for DUI, the penalties you face are likely to be much harsher than those faced by a documented U.S. citizen. We can represent you in a DUI/DWI case regardless of your official immigration status. We can attempt to protect you from deportation.

Call Today To Learn How We Can Help

It doesn't serve you to panic or try to ignore a DUI charge. What does help is having a committed attorney on your side. To contact one of the attorneys at our Seattle office, call Carney & Marchi, P.S., at 206-224-0909 or 509-545-1055 or use our online contact form to take the first step.