A DUI conviction in the state of Washington can have serious consequences. A DUI can result in a suspension of your license, jail time, and significant fines. This is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney like John L. Wheaton, Attorney at Law, to help you win your case.
In the state of Washington, you can be charged with a DUI if you have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher within two hours of driving. Many people do not know, however, that a .08 alcohol reading is not required for the police to charge you with a DUI — you can be charged if an officer simply determines that you are “under the influence” of alcohol. In addition, the police can charge you with a DUI if you have smoked marijuana and have a TCH concentration of 5.00 or higher.
If you have been charged with a DUI in the state of Washington, it is very important that you hire an experienced lawyer to represent you in your case. John L. Wheaton, Attorney at Law, can take various actions that could improve the outcome of your case. For example, it may be possible to file a motion to have the judge prevent the prosecutor from presenting certain evidence in your case. In addition, Mr. Wheaton can negotiate with the prosecutor to try to reduce the charges that you are facing. Finally, Mr. Wheaton can represent you diligently if you decide to take your case to trial.
If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call John L. Wheaton, Attorney at Law at 206-829-8214 to set up a consultation.