EDMONDS TRAFFIC TICKETS LAWYER & ATTORNEY PAUL HANSON
Alderwood Business Center Bldg 3400
3400 – 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(next to Alderwood Mall)
Traffic ticket? Get the best defense. Get a very experienced traffic defense lawyer to help you.
FREE FIRST CONSULTATION (office visit or by phone)
Paul Hanson has received the highest possible ratings from the national lawyer rating services. An “AV-Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “10-Superb” rating from Avvo.com.
AFFORDABLE LAWYER FEES – FREE FIRST CONSULTATION
Hiring a very experienced DUI lawyer does not have to be unreasonably expensive. Edmonds attorney 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, increased SR22 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, Edmonds 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.
Edmonds 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.
EDMONDS 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
WASHINGTON STATE DUI LAWS ARE TOUGH
DUI and Physical Control laws are strictly enforced in Edmonds and all over Washington State. The current legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 for adults and 0.02 for minors under 21. The 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 your driving was “affected” by any amount of alcohol, drugs or both. You can also be convicted of “Physical Control of Vehicle While Impaired” if you are just sitting in the driver’s seat impaired but not actually driving the vehicle. The penalties for “Physical Control” are identical to those for DUI.
If your blood or breath test was 0.15 or higher, or if you refused the test, the DUI penalties are even harsher. The DUI penalties are progressively higher for a second or third DUI offenses, especially if within a 7 year period.
If you produce an 0.08 alcohol level or higher on police breath / blood tests, or 5 nanograms or higher of THC (Marijuana) on your police blood tests, or if you refuse a police breath test, then you also face an additional Department of Licensing administrative suspension / revocation of your driver’s license. Even if you are found not guilty of DUI in your separate court case.
You can greatly improve your chances of avoiding a DUI conviction and a DOL administrative license suspension by hiring an experienced Edmonds DUI attorney as soon as possible after your DUI arrest. A DOL telephone hearing can be requested to contest the DOL administrative license suspension. However, the time deadline to request these DOL telephone hearings to stop the automatic suspension of your license is very short, only 7 days. Contacting an experienced DUI lawyer, like Edmonds DUI attorney Paul Hanson, right away is the best way to maximize your chances of keeping your drivers license and avoiding a DUI court conviction.
Challenge Your Ticket in Every Case
Did you know that just two or three traffic violations in three years could cost you thousands of dollars in higher auto insurance premiums? Those auto insurance rate $ increases stay with you for more than three years after you pay that traffic ticket. That’s why it’s vital that you always defend yourself against any traffic ticket, even if it’s only your first. Especially if you’re under age 26 or over age 70.
You should always challenge any traffic ticket you get. Yes, you ought to learn from your driving mistakes. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek to avoid all the long term consequences of the ticket. Whether you have a spotless driving record or one that’s already questionable, you need to keep those tickets off your Washington State driving record. Or pay a lot more in insurance.
Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed or At Least Reduced
The bad news is you got a ticket. The good news is there are numerous defenses available to avoid traffic ticket convictions.
Edmonds traffic lawyer attorney Paul Hanson can help you. Most traffic tickets can be won or greatly reduced. He’ll investigate and probe the legal technicalities, looking for every possible way to get your ticket dismissed or reduced to minimize the effect on your driving record.
Call Edmonds Traffic Lawyer Attorney Paul Hanson to Fight Your Ticket. Call 425-778 7339
When you’re fighting something as serious as a traffic ticket, you want a traffic lawyer who knows and understands all of the traffic laws. Law is unfamiliar territory to most people. Hire a knowledgeable traffic ticket lawyer like Edmonds attorney Paul Hanson who can guide you through the legal system.
Fighting Traffic Tickets in Washington State
Whether your traffic ticket is only an infraction or a criminal misdemeanor. Whether it’s your first ticket or your fourth, Edmonds traffic ticket lawyer attorney Paul Hanson can assist you in fighting the ticket. Being represented by a skilled traffic attorney is your best defense. He knows the court rules and can present your case in a persuasive way, usually without your presence in court so that you can completely avoid missing work.
Getting four (4) moving traffic tickets in one year, five (5) in two years or twenty (20) in five years will result in the Department of Licensing automatically imposing license suspensions for thirty days or more (for continuing offenses). If you think your license may be suspended for too many tickets, you can contact the Washington State Department of Licensing at their website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/ for more information. If your license is suspended, contact Edmonds traffic defense license lawyer attorney Paul Hanson at 425-778-7339 for a Free first consultation.
Hiring a traffic lawyer does not have to be expensive. Attorney Paul Hanson’s fees/case costs are very reasonable, especially when you compare them to the court ticket $ fines and the greatly increased auto insurance $ rates. Attorney Hanson accepts payments in cash, money orders and local personal checks for your convenience.
FREE First Consultation
It costs you nothing to talk with Edmonds attorney Paul Hanson about your case. He offers a FREE first phone or office consultation. He’ll give you an immediate assessment of your possible traffic ticket defenses. Protect one of your most valuable possessions, your driver’s license. Call Edmonds traffic ticket lawyer attorney Paul Hanson’s office at 425-778-7339!
These traffic violations include:
- Negligent Driving 1st or 2nd degree
- Reckless driving
- Minor (under age 21) Driving after Consuming Alcohol (Minor DUI)
- Driving while License has been Suspended/Revoked 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree
- Driving under the Influence (DUI)
- Driving while Impaired (DWI)
- Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater
- Driving with expired vehicle registration
- Hit and run
- Physical control while under the influence
- Speeding tickets
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicle
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
Call Edmonds traffic lawyer Paul Hanson for your free first consultation.
Call Tel. 425-778-7339.