Fighting For Your Rights
A drunk driving conviction will lead to a number of serious consequences. Obviously, fines, probation and even jail time are all potential consequences of a conviction. For many people, the single biggest punishment from a DUI charge is the loss of driving privileges. Even if you regain your driving privileges, you may have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle.
The fact is that the stakes are very high in a drunk driving case. It is critical to have an experienced lawyer on your side.
For more than 20 years, people across Western Washington facing criminal charges have placed their trust in attorney James A. Conley. Our law firm, the Law Office of James A. Conley, is a source for aggressive representation at all points in the legal process. We are ready to challenge law enforcement’s evidence and seek the best available outcome in your case.
The Consequences And How They Could Affect Your Life
Law enforcement in Washington take drunk driving offenses seriously. Penalties can be steep, even for a first-time offense which can carry the threat of thousands of dollars in fees and fines, a license suspension and the possibility of up to a year in jail, among other penalties. The penalties for subsequent DUI convictions only escalate from there, resulting in the possibility for steeper fines, longer prison sentences and license suspensions.
The consequences of a DUI conviction don’t stop here, however. Many employers in Washington will not hire a person who has been convicted of a drunk driving offense. Additionally, there are occupations in which a DUI offense is automatic grounds for termination.
With so much at stake, it’s best to work with an experienced defense attorney from the moment of your arrest to ensure your life isn’t ruined by a simple mistake.
We Fight For The Best Possible Outcomes
In every DUI case, there could be strong defenses that could lead to the dismissal or reduction of your charges.
For example, the police officer needs to have a reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle. If the prosecutor cannot prove you were stopped for a sound reason, your charges may be dropped.
There are other potential defenses as well. In order for a breath test to be valid, the police must properly follow a number of procedures. When these procedures are not followed, your test results may not be valid. This could lead to the dismissal of your charges as well.
We Know What The Opposition Is Thinking And How To Fight Back
As a former senior deputy prosecutor, James A. Conley understands DUI/DWI cases from both sides. This knowledge, combined with more than 28 years of experience, makes him, and our law firm, a sound choice to handle your case.
Call Now For A Free Consultation
The longer you wait to hire a lawyer, the more time you give prosecutors to build a case against you. Fight to defend your rights and future with help from the Law Office of James A. Conley.
You can speak to us about your rights and legal options during a free consultation. Call our Edmonds office at 425-672-7150 or send us an email to get started. We charge most criminal matters on a pretrial flat-fee rate.