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Padula & Associates Seattle-Bellevue DUI Client Walk, No Legal Consequences

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Lizanne Padula.

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Here’s the truth about DUI charges in Washington State: there are mandatory minimum penalties for any DUI conviction, even for a first time offense, and there are numerous long-term consequences of having a DUI on your record. You want to do everything possible to get DUI charges dropped or reduced to lesser charges.

Here at Padula & Associates, LLC most of the DUI cases we handle are reduced to lesser charges or dismissed entirely. We are experienced DUI defense attorneys and we are fierce advocates for our clients. Recently we successfully executed a legal strategy for one of our clients to get the DUI charges against her completely dropped based on officer error!

DUI Client Walks, No Legal Consequences

Our client was charged with a DUI in a case where there was substantial evidence against her. The damaging evidence included breath test evidence that our client was driving with a breath alcohol concentration well over the legal limit of .08g/210L, and an in-car video of her interactions with the police officer who arrested her. Without the proper defense, this may have been a slam-dunk case for the Prosecutor.

In fact, given the evidence against our client the Prosecution’s only plea offer was for our client to plead guilty to the DUI as charged. Instead of accepting an unfavorable plea agreement, we pushed forward to a Motions hearing before the Court to argue legal reasons why the Judge should dismiss the case. We spent many hours reviewing the evidence against our client and came up with a series of goal-oriented tasks and strategies that we implemented at the hearing in our cross-examination of the police officer and our arguments for dismissal before the Court.

Ultimately, the Court agreed with us that the police officer did not have probable cause to arrest our client for DUI and, as a result, the criminal charge was dismissed. We were further able to convince the Department of Licensing to take no action against our client’s license based on the same legal issue we won in the criminal court. Due to our efforts, our client walked away from this DUI arrest with no legal consequences!

You Want the DUI Criminal Defense Attorneys of Padula & Associates By Your Side

Understand that every case is different. Our experienced DUI defense attorneys will be able to evaluate the evidence against you and pinpoint the weaknesses in the Prosecution’s case that can be leveraged in your defense. Not every DUI can be beat, but we are able to eliminate or reduce most of them. Hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney can help you get the best possible outcome in your case.

Come meet with us for a free consultation to explore how we can help you. Our attorneys have outstanding reputations. Lizanne Padula is a tireless negotiator and a tenacious litigator. Padula & Associates, LLC will fiercely advocate on your behalf. For more than 20 years we have proudly defended the rights of people in King County, Snohomish County, and Washington State.

Call us 24/7 at 425-883-3366 or fill out this simple web form to schedule a free consultation with an experienced DUI defense attorney.