Edmonds DUI Attorney

Former Prosecutor for Edmonds DUI Cases

Whether you have been arrested on charges of DUI with no prior offense or if you are under investigation for vehicular manslaughter, it is in your best interests to hire an Edmonds criminal defense attorney as early as possible to help you fight the case. Come to Johanson Law Group, Inc. today for a free case evaluation to discuss the circumstances of your arrest and your priorities in the situation. I have twenty-four years of experience, and as a former prosecutor I know how to investigate the case for weaknesses that can be exploited to your advantage. Do not hesitate to seek my assistance-I know how much is at stake for you and will work diligently to help you resolve the charges in your favor.

Edmonds DUI Penalties

The consequences that follow a conviction for driving under the influence are severe, with the penalties for a first-time offense including:

  • At least twenty-four hours in jail and up to one year
  • Fines ranging from $865.50 to $5,000
  • Driver's license suspension lasting ninety days or a one-year revocation if you refused to take a chemical test of your blood or breath
  • Possible court ordered alcohol education or treatment
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device use for one year

The sentence is enhanced for a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above .015%, as well as for a multiple DUI offense. In addition to these penalties, you can expect to see your insurance rates increase sharply, as well as ending up with a criminal record which could interfere with your options for employment or education in the case of an underage DUI. To view Washington state's DUI sentencing grid and the Department of Licensing sanctions for DUI's in Washington state, click here.

It is possible to fight any drunk driving charge, no matter what type of evidence there may be against you. For example, if you were arrested after failing the roadside field sobriety tests, I may be able to have the charges dismissed by demonstrating that the police officer made mistakes in explaining the tests or that conditions such as poor weather, physiological conditions or even inappropriate footwear prejudiced the test against you. Let me review the case to help you find the most effective course of action for you.

Contact an Edmonds drunk driving lawyer at my firm now for an initial consultation to discuss the situation and learn more about how I can help you.