What comes to mind when you think of summertime? BBQs? Poolside get togethers? Family outings? Sports events? Vacations? Beach days? Concerts? Community festivals? If you're like many Seattle area residents, summertime means most of these things and one common denominator these festivities share is alcohol. It comes as little surprise, then, that summertime also coincides with a spike in DUI arrests all over the country.
This is especially true in greater Seattle. We're fortunate to live in a bustling urban area full of stunning locales and vibrant, exciting cultural events. In summer 2016 alone, the city will be hosting a number of major events sure to attract tens of thousands of attendees.
Just a few of big events of summer 2016 have included:
- Willy Nelson concert
- Kenny Chesney concert
- Seafair Weekend
- Red White & Brew
"What If I'm Charged With DUI?"
If you have been charged with a DUI coming or going to one of the events, then it is critical that you take swift action to protect your rights, challenge the charges against you, and secure the best possible outcome. My firm, the Law Office of Mark W. Garka, PLLC, is dedicated to handling drunk driving cases just like these. As a former prosecutor, I'm well versed in the criminal and administrative consequences the accused face in these cases and are ready to ensure my clients receive the consideration they deserve.
Do not hesitate to start exploring your legal options—WA State Licensing has a strict 20-day deadline following an arrest and immediate action is highly advised. Call my firm today, I am available 24/7.