If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) or have received a citation for a DUI in Washington, you are facing one of the most serious traffic offenses that can be handled in District or Municipal Courts and you need a DUI attorney in Vancouver, WA. . If your BAC level is .08 or greater, you are facing two cases that you must defend: an administrative and civil case in which the Department of Licensing/Department of Motor Vehicles seeks to suspend or revoke your license, and a criminal case in which you are subject to mandatory jail time (even for a first offense) for up to one year, a fine up to $5,000, license suspension, SR 22 (high risk) insurance for 3 years, and ignition interlock installed on your vehicle. You could also be subject to deportation if you are not a United States Citizen as well as other mandatory penalties. Additionally, a DUI conviction is one of the only offenses that cannot be removed from your record in the future.
You can be charged with a DUI even if you are below .08. The law provides that you cannot drive a motor vehicle if you are affected by drugs or alcohol. You can even be charged for a DUI if you are driving after taking medication prescribed by your doctor. If you are a minor, you can be charged with a BAC level of .02 or greater. Having the right attorney in Vancouver, WA is critical.
A skilled lawyer from our law firm in Vancouver, WA, can help you navigate a DUI charge and eliminate or mitigate the consequences of a DUI arrest on your life. John Terry has extensive experience handling DUI charges. He has worked as a prosecutor, public defender, and now exclusively as a privately retained defense attorney. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases and obtained great results for his clients. He is licensed in both Oregon and Washington and can assist you in either state.
John Terry can also help you with other traffic-related offenses, including: