Statistics show that alcohol-related car accidents are 500% more likely to occur at night. If you’ve ever found yourself at the receiving end of a Breathalyzer at three in the morning, you’ve probably wondered how soon you can contact a DUI attorney in Federal Way to get legal representation. Atty. Kim Hunter understands your predicament, which is why we are now taking calls 24 hours a day. This is part of our effort to help more people in the area, which began in February when we expanded our practice to Federal Way.
Oftentimes, vehicular accidents happen in a blink of an eye. Shaken and rattled, you may inadvertently incriminate yourself by saying the wrong things to the arresting officer, or by displaying seemingly suspicious behavior that is not necessarily caused by intoxication. Hence, it is important to get in touch with a DUI defense lawyer in Federal Way immediately after the incident. The sooner you can contact our office, the sooner we can mount an effective defense strategy.
Doing so is especially important given the stringent DUI laws implemented in Washington State. The Department of Licensing can suspend your driver’s license for at least 30 days even if you end up being acquitted. Furthermore, refusing a chemical test will merit an automatic license suspension of at least one year. On top of this, convictions can cost you up to $5,000 in fines and land you in jail for a maximum sentence of one year. The lookback period for all charges last seven years, which can affect your ability to secure employment in the interim.
If you have any doubts about the validity of the chemical tests conducted, or concerns about the arresting procedure, pick up the phone now—day or night—to get trusted legal counsel from us. We can also help you during plea bargains to reduce your charges from drunk driving to mere reckless driving.
With her extensive experience in public defense, Attorney Hunter understands the importance of having a readily available and compassionate lawyer at your side during litigation. With our firm’s help, DUI charges need not be a devastating experience. Using our years of experience, we can help bring your case to the best possible resolution in order to minimize the impact a DUI arrest will have on your life.