DUI or Driving Under the Influence


image sampleIf you have been arrested or charged with a DUI you want a competent attorney to guide you through the court system and get you the best possible result. Chris Griffen has worked as a City Prosecutor in Snohomish County, as well as a Public Defender before starting his private practice and understands how to get you through this.

A conviction for DUI carries significant penalties, including the suspension of your license to drive, mandatory jail time and fines, and court ordered alcohol treatment.

In addition to those consequences, a DUI conviction can also have impacts that few people realize such as exclusion from Canada, loss of a Commercial Driver's License, the inability to get certain jobs, and insurance consecuences that can last for years.

The charge of DUI in Washington is codified in the Washington RCW as 46.61.502. It is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. As noted above, it also has additional consequences, such as license suspensions and treatment requirements. The full mandatory minimum "sentencing grid" for Washington can be found here.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Washington, it is important that you act quickly to protect your rights. The Washington DOL will act quickly to suspend your license, and you want an attorney on your side who has won DOL hearings to examine all of the facts and assert your rights.

Contact experienced DUI lawyer Chris L Griffen today for a free consultation. He can help you fight a charge of DUI.

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