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Paul Hanson: Lynnwood DUI Attorney

Alderwood Business Center - Bldg 3400
3400 188th St SW, Suite 580
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(next to the Alderwood Mall) 

Call: 425-778-7339   Email: attypaulhanson@aol.com

Lynnwood, WA Lawyer

Lynnwood, WA DUI Attorney

Lynnwood, WA DUI Attorney

DUIs & Traffic Tickets

Criminal Charges

Auto Accident Injury Insurance Claims

Driver License Suspensions

Criminal Record Expungements/Deletions

Arrested?  Charged?  Traffic Ticket?  Injured in an Auto Accident - Not Your Fault?  Driver License Suspended?  Need Old Criminal Record Expunged or Deleted?

Right now you have more questions than answers about your DUI arrest, your criminal charge, your traffic ticket or your driver license suspension. You can't afford to go to jail, have your driver license suspended, get a criminal record or pay much much $ more in car insurance.  You can't afford to jeopardize your job and good reputation.

Injured in a car accident that is not your fault? Get a very experienced auto accident injury lawyer to help you. You need a very skilled auto accident injury attorney to vigorously represent your insurance claim for bodily injury. Auto insurance companies can be very unfair and unreasonable when you deal with them without a lawyer. You need a good lawyer to even the unfair odds. Get the best insurance claim representation. 

The truth is, you don't always have to go to jail, lose your driver's license, get a criminal record and pay much much $ more in car insurance for a DUI, a criminal charge, or a serious traffic ticket. You can keep your job and dignity after being arrested and charged with these offenses. But you will need the help of a very experienced, skilled, aggressive... and affordable... DUI / criminal defense / traffic ticket / license suspension lawyer.

He has over 35 years experience in defending clients. He has received the highest possible lawyer ratings by the national lawyer rating services:  an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and a "10-Superb" rating by Avvo.comAvvo - Rate your Lawyer. Get Free Legal Advice.

He is a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. He is very experienced, skilled and aggressive. And affordable. Get the best defense. 

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Lynnwood Lawyers Military Discounts

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DUI is a serious offense in King and Snohomish Counties as well as Washington State, the state with the toughest DUI laws in the country. Here DUI is a gross misdemeanor crime which carries harsh penalties if convicted.

Paul Hanson may enable you to enjoy your life without losing your driver's license, going to jail, having a permanent criminal record, paying large fines and much higher auto insurance $ premiums, having an ignition interlock device (IID) required in your car, and not being permitted to enter Canada.

Lynnwood DUI lawyer attorney Paul Hanson investigates everything, from inaccurate blood and breath alcohol tests, to the arrest location's road conditions, traffic patterns, weather, environmental conditions,  and your personal medical conditions which might affect your police blood/breath alcohol tests. Because police mistakes can result in improper traffic stops, DUI/criminal arrests, criminal charges/tickets, and inaccurate DUI breath/blood alcohol test results, he will thoroughly analyze all of the case evidence to find facts and evidence which can help your defense and avoid a conviction.

Lynnwood DUI? Free First Phone or Office Legal Consulation

Lynnwood DUI Attorney

Lynnwood Attorney Paul Hanson


Washington DUI penalties have been getting consistently more severe every year.

Being charged with or convicted of a DUI can carry serious consequences for you and your family:

  • Jail time
  • Mandatory electronic home monitoring (EHM)
  • Fine
  • Probation
  • Driver's license suspension or revocation
  • Restriction of driving privileges
  • Insurance - dropped auto coverage
  • Insurance - raised auto rates
  • Mandatory interlock ignition device
  • Alcohol or drug treatment
  • No entry into Canada

DUI and Physical Control laws are strictly enforced in Snohomish and King Counties,Washington. The current legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 for adults and .02 for those under 21. The legal limit for marijuana DUIs is 5 nanograms for blood THC content. However, you can still be charged with DUI even if you are below these limits if the Prosecution can show that you were "affected" or "impaired" by any amount of alcohol,drugs, or both. You can also be convicted of "physical control of vehicle while intoxicated," even if you aren't actually driving the vehicle at the time of your arrest.

If your police blood or breath alcohol test was .15% or higher, or if you refused the breath/blood test, the 1st time DUI offense penalties are greater. And there are much harsher mandatory DUI jail terms, fines & license revocation penalties for a second or third DUI offense. Especially if within 7 years of a prior DUI.

In addition to the above court imposed DUI penalties, you also face an additional Department of Licensing administrative suspension of your driver's license...even if you are found not guilty of the DUI in court. This additional DOL license suspension penalty is imposed if your police breath/blood alcohol test was .08% or higher.  Or if you refused to take the test during your DUI arrest.

If you think your license has been suspended or revoked for a DUI, contact the Washington State Department of Licensing at their website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/ to verify your license status.

These above issues are what you face after being arrested & charged with a DUI. But you have strong defenses to DUI and Physical Control which you need to raise that may greatly help to your case. And there is always the DUI Deferred Prosecution alcohol/drug treatment and case dismissal option for those with severe alcohol/drug problems who are willing to immediately enter long term treatment.

It costs you nothing to talk with Attorney Hanson about your charges/case. He offers a FREE first phone or office consultations. He'll give you an immediate assessment of your charges/case and possible defenses. So call him to protect one of your most valuable possessions, your driver's license.

Drunk Driving King and Snohomish Counties

Drunk Driving King and Snohomish Counties

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING - Driver License Suspension Telephone Hearings Information (For DUI Cases Only)

Your Department of Licensing DUI driver license suspension case will not be heard in court. Instead it will be heard entirely in a telephone conference call by a Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing officer assigned to your DUI license suspension case. This DOL telephone hearing will be scheduled within 60 days of your DUI arrest date. The assigned DOL Hearing officer will call you and your lawyer on your lawyer's office speaker telephone.... or on your own home or cell phone if you don't have a lawyer.

These DOL driver license suspension telephone hearings usually take about 25 to 50 minutes. You have the right to testify, to present witness testimony, and to present any other evidence you want to have considered in your defense. If you win, your license will not be suspended or revoked. If you lose, your license will be suspended or revoked for anywhere from 90 days to 1 year (for a 1st DUI arrest) to 2 years (for a 2nd or 3rd DUI arrest within last 7 years).

These Department of Licensing DUI license suspension telephone hearings are difficult to win, even with an experienced DUI lawyer. And you have almost no chance of winning without a lawyer.

If you believe your driver license may already be suspended or revoked due to a Lynnwood DUI or any other DUI, you may contact the Washington State Department of Licensing at their website:http://www.dol.wa.gov/ to find out your current license status.

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New Marijuana DUI Information For Residents of Lynnwood and Snohomish County

This interesting recent Seattle KIRO News 7 news video shows that most drivers won't even feel affected when they go over the new Washington marijuana DUI THC legal limit of 5 nanograms while driving. So marijuana users have to be very, very careful when driving. You can't just go by whether or not you feel "high." You will usually be way over the 5 nanogram legal limit by then.

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