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Seattle DUI Defense

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Lizanne Padula.

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If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Seattle or anywhere in the State of Washington, you need to do everything possible to avoid the serious consequences that come with a conviction. The penalties and fines for DUI in Washington State are steep. Even first-time offenders can serve jail time. A criminal record can affect your ability to get a job or pass background checks. Do not face DUI charges alone. Hire the Seattle DUI Defense Attorneys of Padula & Associates, LLC to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.

DUI Defense - The Prosecutor’s Concerns

You want to do anything you can to help alleviate the Prosecutor’s concerns about you. While you cannot do anything about the level of your breath test or your criminal history, you can take steps to demonstrate that you are deserving of a second chance. You want to show the Prosecutor that if they cut a plea deal with you for lesser charges, that you will not drive under the influence of alcohol again. To that end, if possible you want to demonstrate that this DUI was an isolated incident and that you do not suffer from alcoholism.

DUI Defense - Be Proactive

Be proactive in dealing with DUI charges pending against you. Here are a few things to do:

• Hire a DUI Defense Attorney immediately.

• Understand what will be expected of you and complete those tasks as soon as possible.

• Undergo the mandatory Alcohol Evaluation from a reputable treatment agency.

• Follow up with any treatment recommendations from the Alcohol Evaluation.

Further, be proactive in completing all requirements that the court orders. Keep records of all that you do and forward those to your DUI Defense Attorney.

DUI Defense - Help Your Defense

Hiring a criminal defense attorney is an advantageous first step, but we encourage you to be part of your defense, too. The best clients we serve are the clients who are both pro-active and involved in their defense. We want you to be informed of your case throughout the process. We want you to know what to expect and what the likely case outcome is for you. And we also want you to work with us to develop the strongest legal defense against aggressive prosecution. We welcome and appreciate clients who ask questions, stay informed, and participate in their defense.

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.

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.