If You Got Arrested For a DUI in Seattle, you are probably wondering: What do I do now?
If your DUI in the city of Seattle, Washington state is your first offense, there is a higher likelihood that your charges can be reduced or dismissed.
Nick George has a nearly 90% success rate* in getting charges dropped, so your chances of going to jail are very slim if you choose to have Nick represent you.
Statistically, you are more likely to get stopped in Seattle or King County for investigation of a driving under the influence (DUI) charge around the holidays, especially times known for celebrations, like Halloween night and Thanksgiving evening.
Seattle Police patrols increase, and officers are on high alert for slightest signs of erratic driving or something that may give them a reason to stop your car to talk to you. The best option is to plan ahead, have a driver if you plan to be drinking, or call for a ride. But if you get a DUI in Seattle, you need to know what to do.
Nick George is an experienced DUI Lawyer who works with the Seattle Municipal Court on a regular basis, and can help you get your charges dismissed or reduced. Over 87% of misdemeanor cases Nick handles are dismissed!
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Know Your Rights
When your car is stopped by a law officer, for whatever reason, you have rights and responsibilities. Obviously, you are expected to follow the lawful instructions of the officer, and provide whatever identification is required, including paperwork for your car registration and proof of insurance and proof of valid driver's license.
You also have rights, such as to know why the officer stopped you, and what you are suspected of doing wrong, if anything. If the officer finds further reasons for suspicion upon talking to you at your car, such as a strong odor of alcohol, slurring of speech or redness of eyes, for instance, the investigation can continue further, generally until the officer is satisfied that you are not in violation of the law, or until tests conclude that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level appears to be in excess of the amount allowed by law.
Know Your Options
If the DUI investigation concludes with an arrest, your drama is just beginning. You will probably be facing some detention in jail, costs to get out, and many more problems in the weeks and months ahead. Avoid the drama - plan ahead, celebrate smart, and avoid a situation that can lead to a DUI. But if you do get a DUI in Seattle, you need a strong defense. Know what to do and how you will respond in advance, and you are better prepared.