Being arrested for drunk driving is a serious charge that can carry jail time, huge fines, and a loss of driving privileges.
To succeed at having your charges reduced or dismissed, you need the help of a knowledgeable, aggressive DUI defense lawyer at Partovi Law.
Our Spokane, WA, law firm can help protect your best interests by determining whether any injustices led to your DUI charge...
Get Our DUI Attorney on Your Side
If you have been arrested for DUI in eastern Washington or northern Idaho, you need to know that your arrest is not a unique case for the prosecution. The government knows exactly what they need to do to secure a conviction in a DUI case. They have the enforcement of DUI laws down to a science.
For the best chance of having charges dropped or an acquittal, you need the help of a defense attorney who knows what techniques are effective at fighting DUI charges. Even if your goal is simply to maximize plea negotiations, the presentation of a dynamic defense can motivate the prosecution to make the best possible offer.
"You Can't Ask for Better." A DUI Testimonial
"Hands down the BEST attorney in the inland northwest! I walked in with a DUI, and it was literally dismissed in 10 minutes, my entire family, including myself, are still floored at his amazing results! And he is available 24/7, ANYTIME! You can't ask for better!!!!!!!!!!"
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The Best DUI Defense Is a Good Offense
When you hire DUI lawyer David Partovi, he will thoroughly examine your arrest and alcohol testing to ensure your rights are respected. Areas he may probe include:
- Was the breathalyzer properly calibrated?
- Was the officer who conducted your testing properly trained on how to operate the breathalyzer?
- Was there probable cause for the officer to pull you over in the first place?
- Were symptoms of a medical condition mistaken for signs of intoxication?
- Is there any history of defects or false positives from the specific model of breathalyzer you were tested on?
Act Right Away to Avoid Administrative License Suspension
Once you have been arrested for DUI, you have a short amount of time to act before an administrative suspension is placed on your driving privileges. You must mail in a request for an administrative hearing on the matter. In Washington, you have 20 days to mail in the request for a hearing. In Idaho, you have only seven days.
Criminal defense lawyer David Partovi can help you submit the necessary forms. Contacting our Spokane law office as soon as possible after your arrest for DUI can help you keep your driver's license.
Hiring a DUI lawyer is critical because drunk driving charges carry serious penalties in both Washington and Idaho. The classification of your DUI as a misdemeanor or a felony, as well as the severity of the consequences you face, is determined by numerous factors, including your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), your behavior towards police, and whether you've been found guilty of DUI before.
At a minimum, in a first offense DUI case, the penalties you face include:
|Jail Time||Between one day and 364 days in jail||Up to six months in jail (or one year if your BAC is .20% or greater)|
|Fines||Up to $5,000||Up to $1,000 (or up to $2,000 if your BAC is .20% or greater)|
|License Suspension||90 days (or one to two years if your BAC is .15% or greater)||90 days to 210 days (or up to one year if your BAC is .20% or greater)|
|Ignition Interlock Device||In place for one year after suspension||In place for one year after suspension|
Of course, if this is your second or third DUI, the penalties you face are more severe. To protect your freedom, the best course of action is to consult with a DUI lawyer like David Partovi.