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DUIs & Your Washington Driver’s License

Posted by Mark Garka | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many circumstances can impact the validity of a Washington driver's license, outstanding fees, reckless driving, etc. This begs the question: how does a driving while under the influence (DUI) conviction impact a license?

DUIs & Licenses

A driver's license is a privilege, not a right. This means a license can be taken away from a driver if they fail to follow the rules. One of the rules is staying sober while behind the wheel.

If a Washington driver is convicted for a first-time operating a vehicle while under the influence charge, he can expect the following punishments:

  • Minimum of 24 consecutive hours in jail, a maximum of less than a year in jail; or
  • 15 days of electronic home monitoring; or
  • Three months of 24/7 sobriety program monitoring; and
  • Minimum $990.50 fine, maximum of $5,000 (if the accused is not poor); and
  • 90-day driver's license suspension.

As you can see, a first-time DUI conviction can result in a 90-day driver's license suspension. However, if the person's blood alcohol content (BAC) was at least 0.15% during his first-time DUI conviction, he will lose his license for a year or until he completes 120 days of 24/7 sobriety program monitoring.

Are You Facing a DUI Charge?

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge, you have the right to defend your case. A Snohomish DUI attorney can help you fight for your rights and assist you in fighting to maintain your license. You don't have to plead guilty; help is just a phone call away!

Call (888) 252-1961 now for a free consultation with attorney Mark Garka.

About the Author

Mark Garka

Mark is a solo-practitioner who limits his practice to DUI Defense. During Law School, he worked in the Juvenile Division for the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and he also worked in the Corrections Division at the Attorney General's Office. After completing his degree, he clerked...


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