Redmond DUI? Need A Lawyer? Free First Phone or Office Legal Consultation
Redmond DUI arrest / charge? Get the best defense. Get a very experienced DUI defense lawyer to help you.
Redmond DUI lawyer Paul Hanson has 31 years experience in defending DUI charges and Department of Licensing (DOL) driver license suspensions. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in King County.
Lawyer 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.
Call Redmond DUI lawyer Paul Hanson for your Free First Consultation on your DUI or driver license suspension case.
REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES
Hiring a very experienced DUI lawyer does not have to be unreasonably expensive. Lawyer Paul Hanson's fees and case costs are very reasonable, especially when compared to other local Redmond DUI lawyers with far less experience. And very reasonable when compared to the total costs of a DUI or criminal conviction. The total court $ fines and costs, the court probation $ fees, the greatly increased auto insurance premium $ rates, alcohol/drug treatment costs, etc. for even a first time DUI conviction can end up costing you well over $12,000. Double that $ cost for a 2nd DUI. And for your convenience, Lawyer Hanson accepts case retainer payments in cash, money orders or local personal checks.
REDMOND DUI OFFENSE INFORMATION
Washington DUI penalties have been getting consistently more severe every year. The most recent changes which have further heightened the severe personal and financial costs of a drunk driving conviction.
Being charged with or convicted of a DUI in Redmond can carry serious consequences for you and your family.
DUI and Physical Control laws are strictly enforced in Redmond 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 your blood or breath test was .15 or higher, or if you refused the test, the DUI penalties are even harsher. The DUI penalties chart also has different levels for a first, second, third DUI offenses within 7 years.
If you produce an .08 BAC or higher, or 5 nanograms or higher, on your DUI breath / blood test in Washington State or if you refuse a breath / blood test, 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 an experienced Redmond DUI Lawyer like 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.
SPECIAL REDMOND DUI CASE INFORMATION
DUI is a serious offense in Redmond and 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.
Considering the harsh penalties involved, a strong DUI defense provided by Redmond DUI lawyer 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.
But being arrested for DUI does not mean you will automatically be convicted. A good DUI lawyer can help you avoid these harsh DUI penalties and obtain much better options.
If you think your license is suspended or revoked for DUI, you may contact Washington State Department of Licensing at their website:http://www.dol.wa.gov/ to find out your license status. Then call Redmond DUI lawyer Paul Hanson at 425-778-7339 for a Free First consultation. He can help you get your driver license back.