Seattle DUI Lawyer
Having the right lawyer to represent you in court is like having the right doctor – it’s not something you want to take lightly. Luckily, we’ve made the process of finding a qualified lawyer right in your city of Seattle much easier. The attorneys you’ll find here focus their practice in and have experience handling DUI cases similar to yours.
But why should you hire a lawyer? Isn’t that expensive? To be honest, you probably can’t afford not to have a lawyer. Court fees and fines can add up and without a lawyer to represent you, the cost could keep rising. When speaking with different lawyers, ask them about their payment policy. Many lawyers offer a free consultation where you can ask questions and find out how they plan to defend you.
Whether this is your first DUI charge or not, you could be facing serious penalties. Some of these include jail time, community service, probation, insurance issues, ignition interlock, vehicle impoundment, alcohol assessment and treatment, restrictions on travel and loss of your driver’s license.
And a DUI conviction doesn’t just carry short-term problems. A DUI can haunt you for the rest of your life by staying on your permanent record. When future employers and/or colleges run a background check on you, your conviction will appear. This could determine whether or not they are willing to hire or accept you into their organization.
Like any other crime, the more DUI convictions you have, the harsher the penalties will be. Grass-roots organizations such as M.A.D.D. (mother’s against drunk driving) have put the pressure on lawmakers across the nation to crack down on DUI laws and penalties. That’s why it’s more important than ever to hire an experienced attorney who focuses their practice in this ever-changing, complicated field of law.
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