Driving Under the Influence
After being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Physical Control many individuals find that the judicial and administrative process to be confusing and overwhelming. You need an experienced DUI attorney to help you understand the possible impact on your life, including employment, your driver's license, and financial consequences. At Powers & Costeck, LLC, Attorneys at Law, we are experienced DUI lawyers defending clients in Skagit, Island, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties as well as the cities of Oak Harbor, Stanwood, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Bellingham and Sedro Woolley. Don't let other attorneys tell you they are the best because of some internet ranking website. They paid to be get that ranking; our attorneys are trial tested and respected throughout the area.
What to do if you are arrested for DUI
The most important thing to do when you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence is to contact a defense attorney ASAP with knowledge of DUI law so your criminal defense lawyer can prepare your case. It is imperative that you do not miss your court date. The court date will be listed on the citation for your DUI; usually it will be the next day in Skagit, Island and Whatcom County. Some counties, such as Snohomish, mail you a summons in the mail. In addition, we will request a hearing with the Department of Licensing within 20 days of your arrest. This won't happen unless you call one of our experienced DUI attorneys soon.
Contact Us for a DUI Attorney
When you come to the first appointment with your defense attorney you should bring certain information to the appointment. Any and all paperwork from the date of your DUI arrest, information about your prior criminal history, if any, and clearly be able to recite the facts of your case. In Skagit County, the court will require to appear the day after arrest (or the following Monday if the stop was over the weekend).
The best way to make an informed decision about hiring DUI lawyers is to meet with a defense attorney in person to learn about the possible outcomes and have your questions answered. If you have been charged with DUI in Skagit County or Island County or the cities of Burlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, WA, please call (360) 419-0809 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case with a defense lawyer. One of our experienced DUI lawyers will sit down with you and go over the initial court hearings and the Department of Licensing process. You will be given the information needed to know how to proceed to defend yourself. The criminal defense lawyer with whom you will meet with tell you the different options that are available and what to expect.