Arlington DUI Important Information
If you have been arrested for an Arlington DUI you must immediately be advised of a number of important requirements. First, if you were arrested for DUI by an Arlington Police Officer it is likely that you were provided with a court date for your DUI in Arlington DUI Court. Be sure to check the “golden rod” ticket (criminal citation) which should have a court date (arraignment) for your DUI in Arlington DUI Court. Be certain you appear on time at Arlington DUI Court for your Arlington DUI arraignment as the court date is mandatory and should you fail to appear, a bench warrant for your arrest will be issued by the Arlington DUI Judge.
If you were arrested for a DUI in the Arlington area by a Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff or a Washington State Trooper your DUI charge will not be filed in Arlington DUI Court but in Snohomish County District Court.
Valuable information will be provided to all of our Arlington DUI clients in the form of our published DUI guide, “The DUI Handbook for the Accused.” Every Arlington DUI client receives a copy of this best selling DUI guide book.
The objective of your Arlington DUI attorney is to get the best possible result from your Arlington 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 Arlington DUI charge (not preferred) or even an Arlington Deferred Prosecution. Consult with your Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
Department of Licensing:
The Department of Licensing will either suspend your driver’s license 60 days after your Arlington DUI arrest or, should you request a Department of Licensing hearing, permit you to argue that the Arlington 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 Arlington DUI petitioner keeps or loses his/her driver license. These are complicated hearings and important to the Arlington DUI process. Consult with your Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
Arlington DUI Collateral Consequences:
In addition to the criminal charges and possible licensing issues that result from an Arlington DUI arrest, there are many additional problems that an Arlington 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 an Arlington DUI arrest. Consult with your Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
Arlington Alcohol Evaluation:
If you have been charged with an Arlington 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 Arlington DUI attorney. Importantly, you must attend an alcohol evaluation that is also approved by the Arlington DUI Court. Proof of completion must be provided to the Arlington DUI court and the Department of Licensing, should you receive a license suspension due to the Arlington DUI arrest. Consult with your Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Arlington 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 Arlington DUI case. Consult with your Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
Arlington Alcohol Treatment:
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Arlington 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 Arlington DUI attorney for advice regarding what agencies are reputable before providing such documentation to the Arlington DUI Court.
DUI Victim Panel:
Another requirement of Arlington DUI that is generally imposed at your Arlington DUI DUI sentencing is a DUI victim impact panel. While this is not a mandatory requirement, practically Snohomish every Arlington 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 Arlington area and your Arlington DUI attorney can advise accordingly. Consult with your Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
Ignition Interlock Device:
The ignition interlock device is a breath test type apparatus that is connected to the Arlington DUI driver’s vehicle dashboard, or more correctly to its ignition mechanism. The instrument requires the Arlington DUI driver to provide a breath sample before allowing the vehicle to start. If the breath sample renders a clean result the Arlington DUI driver’s vehicle engine will start. Alternatively, if the Arlington 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 Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
An Ignition Interlock Driver License (IIL) allows an Arlington DUI driver to drive vehicles in the Arlington area equipped with an ignition interlock device while the Arlington DUI driver’s license is suspended or revoked as a result of the Arlington DUI arrest. Be certain to talk with your Arlington DUI attorney due to the complexity of this option for an Arlington DUI case. Consult with your Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
SR 22 Insurance:
If you are convicted of an Arlington 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 Arlington DUI attorney for more information.
For information on your Arlington DUI or Snohomish County DUI please contact our Arlington DUI attorneys at (425) 493-1115, email us at email@example.com, or check out our other websites at http://www.washdui.com, www.anacortesdui.com, www.everett-dui.co, www.marysville-dui.com, www.dui-bothell.com or www.mukilteodui.com.com