DUI & DWI Attorney Serving Vancouver, Washington

A drunk driving charge is no small matter. Washington state takes driving under the influence seriously, and there is a chance you could lose your driver's license even if you are never found guilty.

I have 30+ years of experience as a lawyer defending people from DUI charges, and helping people like you protect your license from revocation by the Department of Licensing.

You have a very short period of time to take the steps required to keep your driver's license. As your defense attorney, I can work swiftly to ensure that we do everything in our power to help you keep your driving privileges. Do not wait to contact my Vancouver, Washington, law office to learn how I can help.

DUI Charges Result in Criminal and Administrative Proceedings

People accused of DUI for the first time often don't realize that they face two important battles, and need to win on both fronts:

1. The Criminal Prosecution Battle

I will defend you in the criminal justice system by looking for weaknesses in the prosecutor's case regarding:

  • The results of a breath test or blood test
  • Law enforcement procedures for administering the breath or blood test
  • The patrol officer's administration of field sobriety tests
  • The circumstances that led up to the stop

By exploiting potential weaknesses in these areas, I can often get the charges reduced so that you will not lose your license, or perhaps get the case dismissed completely.

2. The Department of Licensing Battle

My law firm can help you protect your driving privileges in Department of Licensing (DOL) proceedings, an entirely separate administrative process regarding your driver's license. The process generally works like this:

  • Law enforcement gives notice to the DOL sometime shortly after the arrest.
  • The DOL sends you a notice.
  • You must request a hearing with the DOL within 20 days of the date of your arrest to keep your license.

I can represent you throughout this entire administrative process, making sure we meet all the filing deadlines and giving you the best chance possible to keep your license. With 30+ years of experience as a DUI attorney, I know how to deal with the agency effectively.

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