Kirkland DUI Charges? Need A Lawyer? Free First Phone or Office Legal Consultation
Kirkland DUI Lawyer Paul Hanson has 31 years experience in defending Kirkland DUI charges and Department of Licensing (DOL) driver license suspensions.
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. He is also a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Hanson is very experienced, aggressive, affordable, and convenient.
REASONABLE LAWYER FEES
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 others. 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 over $12,000.
Kirkland DUI OFFENSE INFORMATION
Washington State 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, including the following:
- Jail time
- Mandatory electronic home monitoring (EHM)
- Driver's license suspension or revocation
- Restriction of driving privileges
- Insurance - dropped auto coverage
- Mandatory interlock ignition device
- Alcohol or drug treatment
- No entry into Canada
KIRKLAND DUI LAWYER
DUI and Physical Control laws are strictly enforced in Kirkland and King County. The current legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 for adults and .02 for minors under 21. The new legal limit for marijuana THC blood content is 5 nanograms. However, you can be charged with DUI even if you are below these limits if the Prosecution can show that you were "affected" by any amount of alcohol, drugs or both. You can also be convicted of "physical control," even if you aren't actually driving the vehicle at the time of your arrest. The penalties for "physical control" are the same as those for DUI.
If you produce an .08 BAC or higher, or 5 nanograms THC or higher, on your DUI breath / blood test in Washington State or if you refuse a breath test, then you also face an additional Department of Licensing administrative suspension of your driver's license, even if you are found not guilty of DUI in court.
You can greatly improve your chances of stopping this DUI license administrative suspension by contacting experienced Kirkland DUI lawyer Paul Hanson as soon as possible after your DUI arrest. A DOL telephone hearing may be requested to contest this administrative suspension. The deadlines to request these DOL telephone hearings to stop an automatic suspension of your license are relatively short, only 20 days. Contacting experienced DUI lawyers as soon as possible is the best way to maximize your chances of keeping your license.