Purdy, Washington DUI Lawyers

Cristine Beckwith
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Over 95% of our DUI clients have charges reduced/dismissed. Affordable Flat Fee.

Cristine is a top rated DUI attorney in Washington State. She co-authored the book "Trends in DUI Discovery" and teaches a continuing education course for lawyers. Read More »
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Michael Harbeson
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Washington DUI Attorney with 22 years experience

I have been a local resident of Pierce County for over 40 years and have strong ties with the local community. I am the proud father of two daughters and maintain active ties with my local church and community. Upon... Read More »
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James White
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Washington DUI Lawyer with 22 years experience

My Frenchie takes me for walks on the waterfront. He swerves all over the walkway like a suspected DUI driver. My wife and I go ballroom dancing. I try not to swerve all over the dance floor like a DUI driver. I am... Read More »
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Stephen Grant
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Washington DUI Lawyer

Stephen Grant has always known that he wanted to be a lawyer. As a young boy growing up in Everett, he was fascinated with the idea of becoming a lawyer and helping those in need. He completed his law studies at... Read More »
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Mr. John William Fuhrman
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Washington DUI Attorney with 26 years experience

John grew up in Pierce County and has been practicing law in Puyallup since he began his career back in 1993. John has become well respected in his community for his legal knowledge and exemplary client service. Most of... Read More »
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Ryan Witt
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(253) 312-3838 5800 Soundview Drive
Bldg C Suite 103
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Free ConsultationGig Harbor, WA DUI Lawyer with 18 years experience
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
My philosophy in all cases is that there can be no fair resolution without a thorough review of each and every detail in a case. You can learn more about how I dissect a criminal case on my blog (located on our website) where I detail some of the methods I use to analyze how your defense will take shape. In my 16 years of trial experience as a felony-level prosecutor and a defense attorney, it is rare that the court documents accurately provide the Judge and the Prosecutor the true account of the situation. For me, every client must...
James White
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(253) 203-1645 717 Tacoma Ave S
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Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 22 years experience
DUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
My Frenchie takes me for walks on the waterfront. He swerves all over the walkway like a suspected DUI driver. My wife and I go ballroom dancing. I try not to swerve all over the dance floor like a DUI driver.

I am good at reducing complicated things, like the law, to their simple and easy components. Clients like simple and easy choices. Judges like it when the law is clear. Juries like it when your clients actions make sense. Where I grew up in the mountainous Redwoods, people prided themselves on their common...
Derek Michael Smith
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(253) 203-1645 717 Tacoma Ave S
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Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 23 years experience
DUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
I was a prosecutor for 15 years for the cities of Kent and Seattle. I serve or have served as a pro tem judge for the cities of Kent, Federal Way, Des Moines, Algona/Pacific and Issaquah. Since 2011 I have practiced as a defense attorney doing criminal defense, civil rights restoration, and protection order litigation. I represent individuals on cases from murder in the first degree to traffic infractions.
James B. Feldman
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 759-4555 4947 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
James B. Feldman is an experienced trial and criminal defense attorney in Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston counties Tacoma and other areas of Western Washington. He is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago and the University of Puget Sound School of Law. For twenty-eight years, he has been fighting to protect the rights of people accused of crimes both misdemeanors and felonies including DUI, domestic violence, property crimes, fraud and murder. He is a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, The Federal Bar of the Western District of Washington, the...
Cristine Beckwith
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(253) 238-8273 1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 15 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Cristine Beckwith is a compassionate defender that will give you an honest assessment of your case. She can almost always uncover evidence that works in her client's favor, resulting in a case dismissal or significantly reduced charges.

Even if incriminating statements or an admission of guilt has been made to law enforcement, hope is not lost. A strong defense combined with a positive history in the community can still result in a favorable outcome.

Cristine is rated 10/10 by the Avvo lawyer rating service. She offers a reasonable flat fee pricing structure as well as a free consultation.
Antonio Garguile
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(253) 201-2001 705 S 9th St.
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Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 7 years experience
DUI and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
Tony is an energetic attorney whose approach to the practice of law is extremely client focused. He prides himself on communicating with clients openly and often, being extremely responsive to their needs, anticipating issues that may arise, and providing appropriate advice and counsel. Currently, he focuses his attention on the representation of clients in both civil and criminal traffic matters.

Tony was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington. He earned his B.S. in Economics from the University of Washington. After earning his B.S., Tony headed east to Spokane, where he earned his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. He was...
Stan Glisson
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Port Orchard, WA DUI Lawyer with 21 years experience
(360) 519-3500 569 Division Street
Suite 320
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Washington School of Law
I began my career as a public defender. Later, I accepted a position with the county prosecutors office, and worked there for 4 years before starting my own private firm. I have been practicing both criminal and civil law in Western Washington since 1998, and look forward to helping you with your legal questions.
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 659-6839 4130 1st Ave S.
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98134
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Devoted. Prepared. Accessible. Compassionate. Michelle Dellino is the managing attorney at Dellino Law Group. At Dellino Law Group our practice is results oriented and heavily focused on both preparing an aggressive defense right away and client communication. We provide non-judgmental and efficient representation with an emphasis on achieving client goals through immediate problem solving.
Angela Horwath
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 13 years experience
(253) 620-0033 117 Tacoma Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Angela Horwath is the owner of a 3 attorney firm that represents clients charged with crimes. She has successfully represented 1000s of clients in Washington and has a 10/10 rating on avvo. She is well liked by her clients and nearly 50 clients have provided online reviews of Ms. Horwath.
Emily M. Gause
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Tukwila, WA DUI Lawyer with 7 years experience
(206) 660-8775 130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationDUI, Appeals, Criminal and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law and Washington State University
Recognized as an aggressive defender who gets impressive results in serious cases, Emily M. Gause is committed to compassionate representation, working with clients to devise an investigation plan and craft the most effective defense strategy. She defends people charged with serious felonies in state and federal courts across the State of Washington. Ms. Gause has overturned convictions in the Washington State Court of Appeals and obtained many favorable results in felony trials. She has carved an impressive reputation in the criminal defense legal community as a rising star.

After graduating with a degree in criminal justice from Washington...
Jason S. Newcombe
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Get help now. Free consultation, aggressive representation in DUI and DWI cases.

I am an experienced DUI and DWI defense lawyer and represent clients who have been arrested or are facing a DUI/DWI charge. I will fight for you and your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Philip Edward Thornton
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Washington DUI Attorney with 29 years experience

Creighton University School of LawU.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington and Washington
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Erik Kaeding
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Kent, WA DUI Lawyer with 23 years experience
(253) 850-8430 24837 104th Avenue SE
Suite 101
Kent, WA 98030
Free ConsultationDUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law and University of Puget Sound
In the last 24 years, Erik Kaeding has represented hundreds of clients in DUI and DWI cases. He has dedicated his practice to representing people facing criminal charges ranging from DUIs to Domestic Violence to Shoplifting.

Even before establishing his own practice, Attorney Kaeding has always believed that every individual has the right to pursue justice, and he is committed to making sure that this right is upheld for all his clients. With him on your side, you can trust that you will be aggressively represented and treated with respect and compassion.

Erik also has a unique perspective as he has...
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 38 years experience
(877) 373-0835 707 S. Snoqualmie St., Ste. 4A
Seattle, WA 98108-1700
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Seattle University
After obtaining his law degree (Seattle University) and serving for four years as an administrative law judge, Charles started his own law firm in Olympia and worked in a number of areas of law. Eventually he limited his practice to criminal defense.   In 2010 he moved his law practice to Seattle. In the course of his career as a criminal-defense lawyer, Charles has successfully defended persons accused of everything from homicide, sex, firearm and drug charges to DV assault and DUI.  He has also served as a pro tem judge in juvenile and district courts. And he...
Stephen Grant
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1107 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 6 years experience
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Stephen Grant has always known that he wanted to be a lawyer. As a young boy growing up in Everett, he was fascinated with the idea of becoming a lawyer and helping those in need.

He completed his law studies at Gonzaga University School of Law, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in political science. After passing his bar exam, he turned his attention to the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.

When handling DUI cases, he overlooks no detail when searching for the strongest defense route. He works hard to deliver legal representation of the highest caliber....
Natalie Lynn Durflinger
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 11 years experience
(253) 683-4180 711 St. Helens Ave.
Ste. 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of Washington with honors, I attended Gonzaga University School of Law where I was awarded a Thomas More Scholarship. As a Thomas More Scholar, I dedicated myself to helping others both in the local and international communities. My international work included a visit to Rome where I provided services for the homeless and co-leading a mission in Honduras where our group of students provided much needed repairs at local village schools, and distributed needed school supplies which our group had purchased through fundraising....
James H. Curtis
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Tukwila, WA DUI Lawyer with 13 years experience
(253) 327-1063 596 Industry Drive
Suite 231
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
With over ten years' worth of work as a prosecutor, extensive legal research and writing experience, and a demonstrated commitment to community service and outreach, James Curtis is the attorney you need in the Tacoma, WA, area.

James Curtis received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2005. For the next few years he worked in Seattle in several firms where he gained experience in legal research and writing, drafting motions, conducting interviews and depositions, and case evaluation. In 2007 he began working as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County (Tacoma). He has conducted...
Michael Steven Clark
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 26 years experience
(855) 384-2237 705 S 9th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law and University of Puget Sound
Martha A McLaughlin
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 11 years experience
711 St Helens Ave Ste 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
I graduated Seattle University School of law and immediately began working at the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office. After two years with the Prosecutor's Office, I joined Durflinger Oliver & Associates where I help those who have been accused of committing crimes. I have handled thousands of cases ranging from domestic violence to DUI's. I have helped hundreds of clients keep or restore their driving privileges by prevailing in administrative hearings with the the Department of Licensing. I have also helped many clients vacate felony and misdemeanor convictions and restore their firearm rights. My previous experience as a prosecutor...
Keith Hall
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Kent, WA DUI Lawyer
(253) 867-2675 610 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of San Diego School of Law
Criminal Defense Attorney | Managing Attorney Keith loves representing and fighting hard for his clients. His clients are often people who have never been in trouble before, but now find themselves in the gun sights of the government's prosecution machine. Often times these clients have nowhere else to turn. Keith is a passionate trial lawyer who will advocate for his clients, when it feels like everyone else is against them. Keith is a believer in the jury trial system, which gives an opportunity for regular people, with the help of a hard working defense lawyer, to stand up in court...
Steven J. Krupa
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 25 years experience
(855) 384-2237 705 S 9th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Military and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
Jennifer Burr Witt
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Gig Harbor, WA DUI Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 312-3838 Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve Kitsap County and the surrounding communities. My Grandparents moved to the Kitsap area during World War II and, while they moved around after the war, my Grandmother returned later as a widow. I grew to know and love the area and its changes over the years. My father returned to the area in the early 2000's and, after graduating from Gonzaga Law School, Ryan and I moved to the Kitsap Peninsula.

This area poses unique challenges and opportunities that local attorneys understand. As a former clerk in Kitsap, I became very familiar with...
Andrea R. Kim
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Tukwila, WA DUI Lawyer with 6 years experience
(206) 660-8775 130 Andover Park East
Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
I knew that I was destined to be a criminal defense attorney at seven years old when my mother told me that I should be a lawyer because I argue so much. Throughout my life, I watched people I loved get chewed up and spit out by the criminal justice system and that cemented my passion for defending those accused of crimes in our complicated court system.

I studied Political Science and Criminal Justice at Washington State University. I then attended Seattle University School of Law to fulfill my dreams of becoming a criminal defense attorney. During law school I interned...
Christopher Courtlandt Van Vechten
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 666-8987 705 S. 9th St Suite 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Chris Van Vechten moved to Tacoma from Portland in 2004 to attend the University of Puget Sound. He studied history, volunteered in the community, worked as a legislative staff member for a state representative and later a state senator, and even personally ran for school board before enrolling in Seattle University School of Law. Prior to launching the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten, Chris worked as a Rule 9 prosecuting attorney with the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office and later with the Lakewood City Attorney’s Office. In addition, he interned with the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Civil Division...
Philip Edward Thornton
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 383-3102 705 S 9th St
#301
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Creighton University School of Law
Mark Samuel Treyz
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 272-8666 705 S 9th St. Ste 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Mark began his legal career in 1986 as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with Pierce County and moved on to work with a criminal defense firm in 1988. In 2002 Mark started his own criminal defense firm, The Law Office of Mark Treyz.
Barry J. Wallis
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(253) 272-1245 1101 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 13 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
Michael Austin Stewart
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 383-5346 1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Puget Sound
Michael Austin Stewart has been practicing as a defense attorney for over 22 years. His practice is based on respect, rapport, accessibility, trust, and a keen understanding of the law. He has a solid record of successful outcomes in a wide variety of cases, ranging from murder cases to DUI cases. He is dedicated and committed to protecting your Constitutional Rights.
Harry Steinmetz
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 29 years experience
(253) 272-4575 724 S. Yakima Ave
Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationDUI, Administrative and Criminal
Santa Clara University School of Law
Tacoma's Trusted Criminal Defense Law Firm The Law Office of Harry S. Steinmetz takes care of clients. The firm's experience in criminal defense in all levels of the Washington State Court system and the Federal Court system inspires clients to entrust their cases to us. The practice focuses on criminal defense, specifically: * Criminal Law * Juvenile crimes * DUI * Sex crimes Helping clients throughout their cases The firm's effective legal representation is two-fold: skilled legal counsel and aggressive advocacy on behalf of clients. Harry Steinmetz helps you make good,...
Donald William Winskill
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 40 years experience
(253) 597-8813 15 N Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98403
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Morgan Fletcher Benfield
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney
(253) 234-1880 1201 Pacific Ave
Ste 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
DUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
At The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield, PLLC, we believe everyone is entitled to the best possible defense. If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Tacoma area, we understand what you’re facing. Whether it’s a DUI, domestic violence, a misdemeanor, or a felony charge, attorney Benfield can offer real guidance and solutions when you need them most.

Morgan Benfield can help if you have been accused of a criminal charge. For more information, call Morgan today: (253) 234-1880.
Mr. Andrew Bennett Williams
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Silverdale, WA DUI Lawyer with 27 years experience
(360) 692-5551 10049 Kitsap Mall Blvd NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
DUI, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Vickers Freeman
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 15 years experience
(253) 651-0660 1115 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Appeals, Criminal and Juvenile
The George Washington University Law School
Jordan Foster
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 222-4878 1008 S. Yakima Ave, Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Jordan K. Foster, Criminal Defense Attorney I started my career doing real estate, business, and construction law. A few years back, I decided a change of pace was in order and began practicing criminal defense law. Since entering the criminal defense arena, I have been voted a Rising Star in Criminal Defense Law by Washington Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Today I focus primarily on criminal defense and also perform some real estate and contract matters. I assist people facing misdemeanors, felonies, and traffic infractions. I am an active member of the Washington State Bar Association,...
Coleen St. Clair
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 578-2200 1201 Pacific Ave Ste 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Oregon School of Law
Scott John Terry
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Kent, WA DUI Attorney with 30 years experience
(253) 852-6100 25028 104th Ave. SE
Kent, WA 98030
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Kelsey Ault
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Tacoma, WA DUI Attorney with 9 years experience
(253) 620-0033 1117 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Robert Kendall Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
DUI, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Scott Moriarity
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 20 years experience
(253) 830-5848 215 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Nathan L. Johnson
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 254-5353 539 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Emory University School of Law
Facing criminal charges is a complicated and intimidating process, requiring an experienced and zealous advocate on your side. Throughout this challenging time you need someone unafraid to stand up and protect your rights. I have practiced criminal defense exclusively for my entire career and am passionate about defending people.
Thomas E. Gates
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Tukwila, WA DUI Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 332-7899 651 Strander Blvd, Suite 209
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Kevin R. Richardson
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Tacoma, WA DUI Lawyer with 28 years experience
(253) 474-4200 6915 Lakewood Drive West
Suite A-1
Tacoma, WA 98467
Free ConsultationDUI, Divorce and Juvenile
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.

Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.

DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.


Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.

Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.