Drunk Driving Charges – DUI Attorney
Vancouver WA | Camas WA | Battle Ground WA
If you’ve been charged with Drunk Driving (DUI) in the Vancouver, Washington or Clark County area, you probably have many questions on what happens next. First and foremost you will want to protect your rights going forward with experienced and aggressive legal representation.
The Attorney’s at Pinnacle Law represent their clients throughout the Clark County Washington area including the cities of: Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, La Center, and Ridgefield who have been charged with a DUI and need an experienced and tenacious lawyer to defend them against a drunk driving charge.
The Pinnacle Law attorney team is experienced and aggressive when it comes to drunk driving charges and defending your rights. Pinnacle Law’s Managing Attorney David Gross has successfully protected the rights of many of his clients, helping them navigate the complex legal system in Washington State when it comes to DUI law. If you’ve been charged with drunk driving, or driving under the influence, it’s very important that you find a DUI attorney that has the experience and expertise to guide you through this difficult time.
Washington State DUI Law
RCW 46.61.502 of Washington State DUI Law reads that it’s against the law to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Washington while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For alcohol, a blood concentration level of 0.08% or greater, and for marijuana 0.05 nanograms or greater of THC in the blood stream. Washington State RCW 46.61.506 outlines what is required for a breath test to be admissible, and RCW 46.61.5055 outlines the mandatory penalties to be imposed upon DUI conviction.
In Washington State it’s not required for someone whom has been legally stopped to display signs that generally one would associate with under the influence of intoxicants. A chemical test that reads a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.08% or greater can get a person charged with DUI. This is also true for drugs such as marijuana which has been chemically tested to show 0.05 nanograms of THC or greater. Washington State also has provisions in their laws that provide for arrest and for DUI for persons displaying common signs consistent with a person who is under the influence of intoxicants.
Experienced Legal Representation for DUI Charges
For most people, a DUI arrest ranks at the top for stressful and embarrassing situations. With the strict DUI laws in Washington, most arrested and charged with DUI will face two separate legal actions.
- The first legal action typically will be dealing with license suspension by The Washington State Department of Licensing. Typically minimum license suspensions start at 90 days, but can increase depending on aggravating factors such as repeat offenses and whether breathalyzer/blood BAC tests were refused.
- The second legal action relating to a DUI charge will be dealing with the Washington State Legal System where a person will need to appear in court to face charges relating to the crime. This process is separate from Washington State Department of Licensing suspension.
For people charged with DUI in The State of Washington, it is advisable to retain experienced and aggressive legal help to guide them through the complex laws surrounding DUI charges.
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