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Puyallup DUI Attorney

Criminal Defense Services for Misdemeanor Charges

More than 30,000 individuals are charged with DUI every year in Washington alone. Longer mandatory jail time, required alcohol and drug treatment, and lengthy license suspensions can be expected with the many changes surrounding the state’s DUI law. If you have been charged in Puyallup or the surrounding areas, you need an experienced and hard-working DUI attorney to guide you through this difficult period.

The Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter has a reputation for competent legal representation, timely handling of charges, and excellent familiarity with the local court. Get in touch with the office’s DUI lawyer today!

Initial consultations are offered at no charge. Call (253) 237-1753 to schedule a meeting.

The DUI Case Process

Two separate cases are commonly filed once a person is arrested for DUI. The criminal case is filed in the jurisdiction of the place where the arrest happened, while the civil case is filed with the Washington State Department of Licensing. If the arrest took place in Puyallup, your case will be in Puyallup Municipal Court and you need a DUI attorney that can handle all aspects of the legal process.

Driver’s License Suspension Hearing

Anyone arrested on charges of DUI is entitled to an administrative hearing before the Department of Licensing—the only instance where the mandatory license suspension can be disputed. The person being charged should be given a Hearing Request Form by the arresting police officer, which should then be completed and filed within 20 days at the Department of Licensing. The right to an administrative hearing will be waived and a suspension of license will be ordered 60 days after the arrest date if the requirements are not accomplished within the time frame.

Criminal Charges Hearing

A person arrested due to DUI is required to appear at each and every hearing of the criminal case; failure to do so will result in an arrest warrant being issued. A mandatory court date may be given by the arresting police officer or the court with the jurisdiction over the case will provide the summons.

As a DUI attorney with a keen familiarity with the complexities of local Puyallup laws, Kim E. Hunter will fight aggressively for a client’s best interests. She will present a strong case and make sure that everything is managed properly to provide the best possible results depending on the charges. A four-time honoree on the Washington Rising Stars list from the Super Lawyers Magazine, Attorney Kim E. Hunter was also selected to the Washington Super Lawyers list each year since 2015. She can give you the peace of mind that your case is in highly capable hands.

To learn more about the locations served by the Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter, call (253) 237-1753
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