Seattle DUI Lawyers

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What constitutes a DUI in Seattle?

The basic offense of a DUI (driving under the influence) in Seattle consists of an adult driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more. An individual can also be charged if he or she was behind the wheel under the influence of drugs. This offense is not limited to illegal drugs; it includes prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs that would impair a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. In Washington, a minor will be charged with a DUI if his or her BAC is .02 or higher.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI, it is important to find a Seattle DUI attorney you can trust. A criminal defense lawyer with experience handling DUI cases can help you understand your rights and effectively guide you through the legal process. Failure to hire a skilled attorney could result in the loss of your license or freedom for an excessively long period of time.

What are the penalties for a Seattle DUI?

The penalties for a Seattle DUI can vary depending on the circumstances, a person’s criminal history, as well as their level of intoxication. It is generally some combination of license suspension, monetary fines, mandatory interlock ignition installation in your vehicle, and even jail time.

How is DUI determined?

A police officer will ask you for a blood or breath test if you are stopped for a DUI. At that point, the officer is required to tell you that if you are over 21 years of age and the test results indicate that your BAC is over the legal limit or your THC concentration of your blood is 5.00 or more, then your license will be suspended for at least 90 days.

Upon arrest, the officer must also inform you that you have the right to refuse to take the test, but if you do that, you will lose your driving privileges and this information can be used against you in court. For example, if you refuse to take the test on your first offense, your license will be suspended for one year; if you refuse to take the test on your second offense, your license will be suspended for two years; and if you refuse to take the test on your third offense, you will face a three-year license suspension.

A DUI conviction can have serious and far-reaching negative consequences for your life. This is why it is essential to have a Seattle DUI lawyer who can assist you through your case.

Seattle DUI Lawyer Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Aggressive representation in DUI and DWI cases. Call now!

I’m an experienced Seattle DUI/DWI defense lawyer who will vigorously fight for your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Erik Kaeding
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Washington DUI Lawyer with 24 years experience

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... Read More »
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Mark Blair
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Facing a DUI/DWI? Experienced attorney can help. Call for a consultation!

I’m an experienced Seattle DUI/DWI defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of DUI and DWI cases. I will vigorously defend you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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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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Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 973-0407 1366 31st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
After law school, Stryder worked at the YWCA of Pierce County in the legal services department, where he represented primarily Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence in matters ranging from criminal hearings to protection orders and dissolutions.

These experiences fostered Stryder’s perspective on how cases are practically handled and instilled a deep appreciation that everyone deserves responsive and aggressive legal representation. This guided him to establish Emerald City Law Group, which is dedicated to protecting people’s rights. With a unique focus on listening to our clients and fostering real, lasting relationships, attorney Wegener and every member of our firm is committed...
Nadine Bertman
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(206) 855-3964 101 Yesler Way, Suite 603
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA DUI Attorney with 9 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Nadine Bertman is a criminal defense attorney in Seattle, Washington. She is a managing attorney at Beckwith Law.

At Avvo.com she is rated a 10/10 and has over 50 client reviews. Nadine is accessible to clients and has a history of generating favorable outcomes in difficult cases.
Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 293-9590 1524 Alaskan Way, Ste 110
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Following a successful career as a Judge Advocate and subsequently as a Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Seattle, I chose to enter the private sector and represent those who unfortunately find themselves charged with a crime. I have handled hundreds of criminal cases throughout my career. I represent my clients zealously and with an abundance of compassion and care, and I continue to look forward to the challenge of serving those who find themselves in need of my professional services.
Mark Blair
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
#C-3
Seattle, WA 98105
Offers Video ChatDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle criminal defense lawyers at Blair & Kim, PLLC have had the privilege of handling over 15,000 criminal cases making them some of the best in town. If you are facing charges for a criminal offense, whether it be petty crimes such as a traffic violation or disorderly conduct or a more serious offense like theft or a violent crime, this is the firm to seek out. With years of experience on their side you can trust that you will receive the dedication you deserve fighting for your case. In the event that you are looking for a Seattle divorce...
Alice Bagirova
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1455 NW Leary Way
#400
Seattle, WA 98107
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSeattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 5 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Alice Bagirova is a Washington state attorney practicing in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties. She obtained her juris doctorate degree in law at Seattle University in 2014 and has been building her practice ever since. Prior to passing the bar, Alice: volunteered in a domestic violence clinic at Santa Monica's Courthouse in the state of California; she completed an externship at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; worked through the family law fellowship program at East Side Legal Assistance Program (ELAP). For ELAP, Alice represented clients in family law matters and protection order hearings pertaining to Domestic Violence.

Alice’s professional...
Courtney James Will
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 209-5585 701 5th Ave. #3510
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Court was born and raised in Tacoma and has had an interest in the legal system ever since he can remember. While he always knew he would ultimately make his home in the Pacific Northwest, the draw of the sun and surf beckoned him to Southern California where he completed his undergraduate and law degree at Pepperdine University. Following internships at multiple Prosecutor’s offices, the FBI, and the United States Attorney’s Offices, Court initially decided to stay in Southern California after school and cut his teeth as a criminal defense attorney in the trenches of the most overburdened...
Jason S. Newcombe
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(844) 925-2943 10700 Meridian Ave N
#108
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 23 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Boston College
We are a dedicated team of legal professionals who are here to help you in your time of need and crisis. Our Washington State lawyers have the resources, the knowledge, and the experience to assist you with your legal matter in our practice areas.
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 11 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.
Britt Birkenbuel
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 7 years experience
(206) 452-4200 2125 Western Ave #500
Seattle, WA 98121
DUI, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Oregon School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law
Britt Birkenbuel is a graduate of Gonzaga University and the University of Oregon School of Law. She originally started her career working on criminal defense and personal injury cases before obtaining a judicial clerkship with Judge Bruce I. Weiss in Snohomish County Superior Court. As a judicial clerk, Britt gained invaluable experience researching, briefing, and working with the Judge on trials and motions that came before the Court. By working within the court, Britt has hands-on experience understanding jury trials and the litigation process.

Britt is passionate about fighting for the “underdog.” She works tirelessly to battle insurance companies and big...
Bradley Clar Johnson
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 223-1601 1325 4th Ave
Suite 535
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
Bradley Johnson opened his firm straight out of law school to provide top notch legal aid to those who need it. As a zealous advocate for the rights of injured victims, and those accused of crimes, Bradley has had tremendous success over the years. Bradley's belief is that no matter what your financial situation, everyone deserves aggressive and effective legal reprsentation. This philosophy is a large part of the success of Bradley Johnson Attorneys.
Deborah Alexander
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 29 years experience

DePaul College of LawIllinois and Washington
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Robert L. Jaeggli
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 818-1253 10303 Meridian Ave. N
Ste. 104
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Immigration
University of Idaho College of Law
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 6 years experience
(206) 395-9175 119 1st Ave S
Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Estate Planning and Military
Seattle University School of Law
Attorney Shane McKinnie is a former criminal prosecutor, and has experience working for both large and small law firms in the Seattle area. Shane approaches his cases from a practical perpective and above all, seeks to help his clients solve their problems in the way that best suits their circumstances and desires.
Shane is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and military veteran. He grew up in Snohomish County and attended Washington State University where he was a member of the Honors College and president of a fraternity. Shortly after graduating from WSU, he attended Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as...
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 39 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...
Timothy Charles Milios
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 745-2371 1325 4th Ave
#940
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona and University of Washington
I am a graduate of the University of Washington where I received my bachelor’s degree in 1989. In 1993 I graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law. After a brief stint working for the Pima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, I realized my talents and passions were better served to defend people and not prosecuting them. The “obtain a conviction regardless of the individual facts” mentality has never appealed to me and seems counterproductive to obtaining a just result. I moved back to Washington and began my criminal defense practice.

Though I have defended people who have been charged with...
Kimberly Exe
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 28 years experience
(206) 661-4694 707 East Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law and The City University of New York School of Law
I have dedicated my entire career to defending the rights of people facing criminal charges. In my nearly 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer I have defended adult and juvenile clients against every kind of felony and misdemeanor allegation. I am committed to vigorously representing my clients' interests. My breadth of experience as a criminal defense attorney, my depth of knowledge of the law, my skill as a negotiator and a litigator, and my compassion for people caught up in the criminal justice system are the considerable strengths I bring to my representation of every client....
Deborah Alexander
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 29 years experience
(206) 403-3426 800 5th Ave
#4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
DePaul College of Law
W. James Kotlowski
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 325-2801 520 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Regent University
W. James Kotlowski, Attorney at Law, PLLC is determined to get the best possible result for your DUI case while guiding you through the twists and turns of the Washington State Court process. As an experienced Washington State and Seattle DUI Attorney, he can assist you with your arrest and has handled numerous DUI’s and Criminal driving cases across Western Washington. He appears regularly in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties among others to represent his clients. Penalties for these crimes have many severe consequences, so it is important to obtain a competent and seasoned attorney as soon as possible after your...
Brent Thompson
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney
(206) 569-8630 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107-4027
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Liberty University School of Law
Brent P. Thompson is a local attorney from Oak Harbor whose practice emphasizes criminal defense including but not limited to DUI, DWI, Assault, Domestic Violence, and Vacating/Expunging Prior Convictions. Mr. Thompson further represents clients with personal injury claims. Beyond this Mr. Thompson is a general practitioner who is capable of handling a variety of matters. He is dedicated to providing passionate representation and will seek to obtain the best results possible.
Craig Alan Platt
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 38 years experience
(360) 678-6777 2830 NW 56th Street
# 301
Seattle, WA 98107-4027
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Stanford Law School and University of Illinois College of Law
Kenan Lee Isitt
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 775-8848 600 1st Ave
STE CW23
Seattle, WA 98104
DUI, Appeals, Criminal and Personal Injury
Seattle University
Currently practicing in King, Snohomish, Skagit, and Kittitas Counties.
Kevin R. Richardson
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 28 years experience
(253) 848-4208 1333 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationDUI, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Jeffrey L. Kradel
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 397-3102 600 University Street, Suite 1928
Seattle, WA 98101
DUI and Criminal
Northeastern University School of Law
Jeffrey Kradel is a 1995 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, in Boston. His legal career, from law school through the present, has focused exclusively on criminal law. During law school , Mr. Kradel interned in the Public Corruption Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, assisting in the prosecution of white collar crimes and official misconduct. He also worked for Federal Appeals Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. After graduating from law school, Mr. Kradel clerked for Judge David Mannheimer, of the Alaska Court of Appeals....
Peter J Simpson
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 639-0454 600 First Avenue #428
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Gonzaga University School of Law
Experienced criminal defense attorney serving King County and Island County.
Diana Lundin
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 24 years experience
(425) 440-3930 710 Tenth Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationDUI, Administrative, Appeals and Criminal
University of California - Los Angeles
At Phillipson & Lundin, I specialize in administrative hearings before the Department of Licensing and represent clients in both civil and criminal appeals. In that role, I enjoy success when it comes, but ensuring client satisfaction is my greatest ambition.
Shira Stefanik
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 11 years experience
(206) 355-0064 119 1st Ave S, ste 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Aaron J. Wolff
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 504-2500 720 3rd Avenue
Suite 2015
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI
Erin Margaret Curtis
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 658-2411 705 Second Avenue
Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law
Erin Curtis has handled hundreds of criminal cases, defending her clients' rights at every stage of the proceedings. She has won acquittals in misdemeanor and felony trials, and has successfully negotiated reductions and dismissals of charges. She believes in providing a vigorous and thorough defense, and is devoted to spending the time necessary to do so.
David Simmons Roth
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 37 years experience
(206) 447-8665 500 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
DUI, Maritime, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
For over 30 years, I have represented persons injured in car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle, pedestrian and premises liability accidents as well as victims of professional negligence. My many years of experience in personal injury law, strong work ethic, and tenacity have helped me obtain the compensation my clients deserve. I am listed under the Martindale Hubble Directory of Distinguished Attorneys. I have been a guest lecturer at continuing legal educational seminars for trial lawyers before the Washington Association of Justice and the Seattle-King County Bar Association. I received the top 10/10 rating of "superb" by Avvo. I...
Stephanie Hartung
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 669-1379 9709 3rd Ave NE Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98115
DUI, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Central Washington University and Seattle University School of Law
Eric James Schurman
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 22 years experience
(206) 264-2979 119 1st Ave. S., Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
DUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Your Best Defense As a result of exhaustive preparation and skill, Eric has successfully defended hundreds of clients throughout the State of Washington. Eric has handled virtually every type of criminal charge ranging from aggravated felonies to minor traffic offenses. Eric has earned a superior reputation in the legal community as an effective and experienced criminal defense trial attorney and legal advocate. Whether it’s a jury trial or plea-bargaining, obtaining the best possible results for his clients is his goal. Eric is available 24/7 for a free emergency consultation.
Aimee Marie Sutton
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 17 years experience
(206) 658-2410 705 Second Ave.
Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104
DUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Aimee believes that everyone deserves a zealous advocate by their side when they are in the unfortunate position of being charged with or suspected of a crime. Aimee became a lawyer because she wanted to help people who are faced with just such challenging situations. Aimee spent more than seven years as a public defender representing thousands of clients accused of crimes ranging from shoplifting to murder. Whether at the felony or misdemeanor level, she always worked hard to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. As a public defender she had many trial successes, including not guilty verdicts in...
Kevin James Trombold
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 382-9200 720 3rd Avenue, Suite #2015
Seattle, WA 98104
DUI and Criminal
Steve Karimi
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 621-8777 119 1st Ave South #500
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Pepperdine University School of Law
A Seattle/Eastside native. Attended Redmond High School, University of Washington and Pepperdine Law School. Awarded honors throughout academic career. Originally hired by King County Prosecutor's Office. After many years of criminal trials, Attorney Karimi went into private practice. Defending clients accused of crimes, Attorney Karimi's trial record is exceptional.
Coleen St. Clair
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 32 years experience
(206) 578-2200 2211 ELLIOTT AVE STE. 200
Seattle, WA 98121
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Oregon School of Law
Edward H Becker III
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 799-8525 1001 4th Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
DUI and Criminal
John E. Gross
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Seattle, WA DUI Lawyer with 11 years experience
(206) 618-1629 PO Box 30887
Seattle, WA 98113
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Dan Fiorito III
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 17 years experience
(206) 395-5384 844 NW 48th St
Seattle, WA 98107
DUI, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
David O
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney
(206) 459-6392 2211 Elliott Avenue
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
David O is a DUI and criminal defense attorney that has been practicing criminal law for approximately 10 years. No one works harder than David O to advocate for his clients rights and interests. He is well-respected throughout the legal community and has great working relationships with court officials, prosecutors, and judges.
Greg Sarkisyan
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney
(206) 771-4343 Columbia Tower
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Raymond Ejarque
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Seattle, WA DUI Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 621-1554 1001 4th Ave
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
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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.

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