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DUI Lawyer in Renton, Washington

Understanding DUI/DWI Charges in Washington

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a serious criminal offense in Washington State. You can be charged with DUI if:

  • Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher

  • You're under the influence of marijuana with a THC concentration of 5.00 or higher

  • You're under the influence of any drug (including prescription medications)

Consequences of a DUI/DWI Conviction

Legal Penalties

First Offense:

  • Up to 364 days in jail

  • Fines up to $5,000

  • License suspension for 90 days to 1 year

  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device

Subsequent offenses carry more severe penalties, including longer jail terms and license suspensions.

Additional Consequences

  • Criminal record

  • Increased insurance rates

  • Employment difficulties

  • Immigration consequences for non-citizens

  • Mandatory alcohol/drug education or treatment

Why You Need an Experienced DUI Attorney

A DUI charge can have severe, long-lasting impacts on your life. At Duncan Law PLLC, we can:

  1. Analyze all aspects of your arrest and the evidence against you

  2. Identify potential defenses or constitutional violations

  3. Negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or penalties

  4. Provide strong representation in court

Our Approach to DUI/DWI Defense

1. Thorough Case Evaluation

We carefully examine:

  • Police reports and witness statements

  • Breathalyzer or blood test results

  • Video footage from dash cams or body cams

  • Field sobriety test administration

2. Developing a Strong Defense Strategy

Possible strategies include:

  • Challenging the legality of the traffic stop

  • Questioning the accuracy of BAC tests

  • Demonstrating improper administration of field sobriety tests

  • Exploring medical conditions that may have affected test results

3. Skilled Negotiation

We work to:

  • Reduce charges (e.g., to negligent driving)

  • Minimize jail time and fines

  • Explore alternative sentencing options

4. Aggressive Court Representation

If your case goes to trial, we provide robust courtroom advocacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should I refuse a breathalyzer test?

A: Refusing can lead to automatic license suspension. It's best to consult an attorney as soon as possible.


Q: Can I get a DUI expunged from my record?

A: In some cases, yes. We can guide you through the expungement process if you're eligible.

Q: Will I lose my job because of a DUI?

A: This depends on your employer and type of work. We'll work to minimize the impact on your employment.

Q: How long will a DUI affect my driving record?

A: In Washington, a DUI typically remains on your driving record for 7 years.

Q: Can I drive after a DUI arrest?

A: You may be able to drive with an ignition interlock device. We can help you understand your options.

Why Choose Duncan Law PLLC for Your DUI/DWI Defense?

  • Extensive experience in Washington State DUI law

  • Proven track record of successful case outcomes

  • Personalized attention to each client's unique situation

  • Aggressive negotiation and litigation skills

  • Commitment to protecting your rights and future

Steps to Take If Charged with DUI/DWI

  1. Exercise your right to remain silent

  2. Contact Duncan Law PLLC immediately for legal guidance

  3. Write down everything you remember about your arrest

  4. Do not discuss your case with anyone except your attorney

Contact Us for a Consultation

If you're facing DUI/DWI charges, time is crucial. Contact Duncan Law PLLC today to discuss your case and explore your defense options.

Phone: 206-237-7714

We're here to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future. Let our experienced team guide you through this challenging situation and work towards the best possible outcome for your case.

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