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Spokane DUI Defense Lawyers

Standing Up for the Accused Since 1996

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is treated very seriously in Washington courts. If you are convicted, you may face an array of penalties, including the loss of your driving privileges. Furthermore, you will have a permanent criminal record which can affect future matters such as renting an apartment, getting a job, or obtaining educational aid. That is why it is imperative that you turn to a trusted attorney who can analyze your case, search for legal and technical errors, and fight for the best possible outcome in court.

At Phelps & Associates, we have a long history of proven results in criminal matters. Our Spokane DUI defense attorneys and case managers will all be working on your behalf. We know the statutes, the procedures, and how to combat charges with thorough investigation and the application of the law. We can use all of our legal skills and experience in your case.

Contact us to discuss your case and legal options today.

DUI Laws & Potential Consequences in Washington

In Washington, you can be arrested and charged with DUI in the following ways:

  • Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measures .08 percent or higher
  • Your blood THC (marijuana) level measures 5.0 milliliter or above
  • Your driving abilities are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as witnessed by law enforcement
  • You were in physical control of a vehicle while impaired by drugs/alcohol (behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition even if the vehicle was not in motion)

For commercial drivers, the legal BAC limit is .04 percent or higher. For those under 21, it is .02 percent or higher.

Any substance that impairs your driving ability can lead to a DUI arrest, including prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter drugs such as sleep aids, allergy medicines, and more.

Aside from potential jail time, heavy fines, and probation, your driver’s license will be suspended within 60 days from the date you if your arrest. The suspension can last anywhere from 90 days to several years, depending on the circumstances of your case. You will have 7 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the Department of Licensing to challenge the suspension.

DUI penalties include jail time, fines, fees, surcharges, community service, and the installation and maintenance of ignition interlock devices.

Hire Our Experienced Legal Team at Phelps & Associates for a Strong Defense

Defenses for DUI do exist and can be applied to your case, but you will need a knowledgeable legal team on your side. Our firm knows how to pursue your best interests and will work toward achieving a positive outcome.

Call (509) 620-0606 to speak with our Spokane criminal defense attorney about your case.

Why Choose Phelps & Associates?

A Passionate Legal Team Who Truly Cares
  • Free Initial Case Reviews & Same-Day Appointments
  • Comprehensive Representation Backed by a Team-Oriented Approach
  • Over 20+ Years of Experience & Hundreds of Cases Handled
  • A Former Police Officer with Experience Investigating Crimes

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