Experienced Legal Counsel To Fight A DUI Or DWI Charge
An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or a substance (DUI/DWI) is not a minor ordeal in Washington. A first-time offense could lead the convicted individual to spend up to 364 days in jail and a fine of a maximum of $5,000, along with a criminal record. The aftermath may be hard to navigate. Convicted individuals may find it hard to qualify for a job or even take care of their family.
Even when law enforcement determined you had a BAC of .08% or blood THC level of 5.0 per mm, you still may have a case. That is why discussing your situation with an experienced defense attorney can help you negotiate or challenge the proof and the arguments of law enforcement. At Bennett Law Firm, in Silverdale, Steve Bennett will fight to deliver the results to help you overcome the DUI/DWI charge you currently face. He is a well-known and respected member of the legal community at Kitsap County and a professional trusted by former clients.
A DUI/DWI Is Not As Simple As It Seems
DUI/DWI laws are harsh. For example, a DUI arrest also almost always causes your driver’s license to be automatically suspended for at least 90 days. In case of conviction, you will lose your driving privilege for months or even years and have a criminal record. In order to make your case, you may have to address complex situations, such as:
- Proving your case and your version of the facts to fight against your DUI/DWI charges. To do so, you must challenge law enforcement’s and the prosecutor’s case.
- Protecting your driving privilege by requesting a hearing before the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL).
Under both scenarios, you will have to face experienced legal professionals eager to prove you are guilty. You also have deadlines to meet. For example, if you want to request a hearing before the DOL, you have seven days upon the arrest to ask for the hearing. However, recovering your license does not mean you will keep your driving privilege if convicted. You need to level the playing field and act as quickly as possible.
What is more, a simple arrest or conviction could cause irretrievable losses and damage your life and future opportunities. If you are a commercial driver, your career is in danger and may be subject to enhanced penalties.
Steve Bennett knows the local judges and prosecutors in Kitsap County. This provides him with unique knowledge and insights about what a judge may expect and the strategies prosecutors will attempt to use in your case. As he gets to know all the details of your case, he will put his experience to work in your favor, so you have a fair trial. Do not put your career and life at risk if you are facing a DUI/DWI or any other traffic violation.