Kirkland DUI Charges? Need A Lawyer? Free First Phone or Office Legal Consultation
FORMER PROSECUTOR. EXPERIENCED.
Kirkland DUI lawyer Paul Hanson has 38 + years experience in defending Kirkland DUI charges, Kirkland criminal charges, and Department of Licensing (DOL) driver license suspensions. Also DUI / criminal charges in all the other district and municipal courts of Snohomish County. Attorney Paul Hanson helps clients get their old criminal convictions/arrests expunged/deleted. from their criminal records. He is a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor.
Paul Hanson has received the highest possible ratings from the national lawyer rating services. An "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a "10-Superb" rating from Avvo.com. Paul Hanson is very experienced, aggressive, affordable, and convenient.
AFFORDABLE LAWYER LAWYER FEES - FREE FIRST CONSULTATION
Hiring a very experienced DUI lawyer does not have to be unreasonably expensive. Paul Hanson's fees and case costs are very reasonable, especially when compared to other local lawyers with far less experience. And very reasonable when compared to the total costs of a DUI or criminal conviction: the court fines and costs, the court probation fees, the court costs, the greatly increased auto insurance premium rates, etc. Even a first time DUI conviction can cost you $12,000 or more over the next five years. And for your convenience, Kirkland attorney Paul Hanson accepts case payments in cash, money orders or local personal checks. Lastly, Attorney Paul Hanson provides a free first consultation (office visit or by phone).
SPECIAL DUI INFORMATION
DUI is a serious offense in 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.
Kirkland 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 DUI conviction.
DUI DEFERRED PROSECUTION
If you suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, and/or a mental condition which resulted in your DUI offense, you can completely avoid a DUI conviction and almost all the DUI conviction punishments, by petitioning the court for a DUI Deferred Prosecution before trial. Deferred Prosecution requires completion of a two (2) year alcohol/drug treatment program at a state approved alcohol/drug treatment agency, total abstinence during treatment, an Ignition Interlock Device installed in your car for at least one year, payment of court costs, and successful completion of five (5) years court probation. After 5 years, your DUI charge is then completely dismissed. Kirkland DUI attorney Paul Hanson has been helping clients get the right alcohol/drug treatment and obtain court DUI Deferred Prosecutions for over 38 years.
MONROE DUI LAWYER
If you are charged with or convicted of a DUI, there will be serious consequences for you and your family for many years, including the following:
Mandatory electronic home monitoring (EHM)
Big Fines / Fees / Costs
Driver license suspension or revocation
Restriction of driving privileges
Much higher auto insurance rates - possibly dropped auto coverage from your insurance company
Mandatory SR 22 Auto Insurance - additional auto insurance coverage with higher premiums
Mandatory Interlock Ignition Device (IID - "blow and go")
Mandatory alcohol or drug treatment (1 day to 1 year)
Loss of any Federal / State transportation licenses (CDL, Pilot, etc.)
No entry into Canada