Snohomish County DUI Important Information
Law Firm of David N. Jolly
2929 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
9800 Harbour Place, #204, Mukilteo, WA 98275
If you have been arrested for a Snohomish County DUI you must immediately be advised of a number of important requirements. If you were arrested for a DUI in the Snohomish County area by a Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff or a Washington State Trooper your DUI charge will not be filed in Snohomish County DUI Court but in Snohomish County District Court.
Valuable information will be provided to all of our Snohomish County DUI clients in the form of our published DUI guide, “The DUI Handbook for the Accused.” Every Snohomish County DUI client receives a copy of this best selling DUI guide book.
The objective of your Snohomish County DUI attorney is to get the best possible result from your Snohomish County DUI charge. Such work may result in a reduction to Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving First Degree or even a dismissal. Besides these obviously positive results, other possible outcomes include a plea to the original Snohomish County DUI charge (not preferred) or even a Snohomish County Deferred Prosecution. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
Department of Licensing:
The Department of Licensing will either suspend your driver’s license 60 days after your Snohomish County DUI arrest or, should you request a Department of Licensing hearing, permit you to argue that the Snohomish County DUI case is flawed and thereafter not suspend your license.
The Department of Licensing hearing is a telephone hearing and is solely to determine whether the Snohomish County DUI petitioner keeps or loses his/her driver license. These are complicated hearings and important to the Snohomish County DUI process. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
Snohomish County DUI Collateral Consequences:
In addition to the criminal charges and possible licensing issues that result from a Snohomish County DUI arrest, there are many additional problems that a Snohomish County DUI defendant must be aware of. These include the mandatory alcohol evaluation, alcohol treatment or classes, DUI victim panel, restrictive driver licenses, SR 22 insurance and an ignition interlock device. All of these collateral requirements may result from a Snohomish County DUI arrest. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
Snohomish County Alcohol Evaluation:
If you have been charged with a Snohomish County DUI you must complete an alcohol evaluation with a State certified treatment agency. Be certain to only attend an alcohol evaluation that is recommended by your Snohomish County DUI attorney. Importantly, you must attend an alcohol evaluation that is also approved by the Snohomish County DUI Court. Proof of completion must be provided to the Snohomish County DUI court and the Department of Licensing, should you receive a license suspension due to the Snohomish County DUI arrest. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Snohomish County DUI arrest and the diagnosis was that you had no significant problem, you will be required to attend and complete an alcohol drug information school (ADIS). This class is 8 hours long and it is recommended that you complete this ADIS class prior to a final resolution in your Snohomish County DUI case. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
Snohomish County Alcohol Treatment:
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Snohomish County DUI arrest and the diagnosis was that you suffer from some form of alcohol or drug dependence, then you must successfully complete the recommended treatment from a certified treatment agency. Once again, check with you Snohomish County DUI attorney for advice regarding what agencies are reputable before providing such documentation to the Snohomish County DUI Court.
DUI Victim Panel:
Another requirement of Snohomish County DUI that is generally imposed at your Snohomish County DUI sentencing is a DUI victim impact panel. While this is not a mandatory requirement, practically Snohomish every Snohomish County DUI case has this sanction imposed. The DUI victim impact panel is a community meeting where volunteers who have been victims, offenders, and witnesses of DUIs give testimonies regarding their experiences they have endured due to the actions of drivers under the influence. The panel's focus is to encourage people to be responsible for their choices. It goes without saying, but it still must be said, you must be completely sober when attending. These DUI Victim's Panels are offered in the Snohomish County area and your Snohomish County DUI attorney can advise accordingly. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
Ignition Interlock Device:
The ignition interlock device is a breath test type apparatus that is connected to the Snohomish County DUI driver’s vehicle dashboard, or more correctly to its ignition mechanism. The instrument requires the Snohomish County DUI driver to provide a breath sample before allowing the vehicle to start. If the breath sample renders a clean result the Snohomish County DUI driver’s vehicle engine will start. Alternatively, if the Snohomish County driver provides a breath sample that is over the required amount then the vehicle will not turn over and the failed attempt will be reported to the governing agency. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
An Ignition Interlock Driver License (IIL) allows a Snohomish County DUI driver to drive vehicles in the Snohomish County area equipped with an ignition interlock device while the Snohomish County DUI driver’s license is suspended or revoked as a result of the Snohomish County DUI arrest. Be certain to talk with your Snohomish County DUI attorney due to the complexity of this option for a Snohomish County DUI case. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
SR 22 Insurance:
If you are convicted of a Snohomish County DUI (or your license was suspended in the administrative hearing) you will be required to obtain SR-22 automobile liability insurance for a period of at least three years. When you are eligible to have your license reinstated you go to the Department of Licensing and make an application for reinstatement. The SR-22 form must be taken to your insurance company who then completes the form and mails it directly to the Department of Licensing. Consult with your Snohomish County DUI attorney for more information.
For information on your Snohomish County DUI please contact our Snohomish County DUI attorneys at (425) 493-1115, email us at email@example.com.
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