Washington State Patrol trooper and county sheriff deputy DUI cases aren’t being filed in the Snohomish County District Court and King County District Court until 2 to 6 months or more after their DUI arrests. And all police DUI cases involving search warrant blood alcohol / drug tests are now often not filed for over a year or more.
However, the separate Department of Licensing DUI administrative license suspension cases start immediately after the DUI arrest. A DUI arrestee’s license will automatically be suspended by the DOL 30 days after the arrest date unless prompt action is taken by the driver within 7 days. So it’s very important to immediately call an experienced DUI lawyer right after being arrested.
Call Lynnwood DUI lawyer Paul Hanson for a free first consultation. Call (425) 778-7339 for either an office or phone consultation.