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Fight to Save Your Driver's License

Advice from a DUI Defense Lawyer in Snohomish County, WA

Your attorney may be able to help save your driver's license and right to drive. However, do not risk driving on a suspended license. The risks are too great. If you drive after losing your license, you may be charged with a Gross Misdemeanor crime punishable by up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine, and a suspension of your license for a year.

Also beware that an international driver's license is not a valid alternative if your Washington State License has been suspended. If you are here on a visa, you could be deported if you drive without a license.

How Can I Save My Washington State Driver's License?

One of the most devastating realities for a DUI offense is the license suspension. This can have untold amounts of consequences on various factors of life. If you or someone you love has been involved in a DUI and are at risk of losing your license, it is imperative that you take appropriate legal action.

The following are essential steps to saving your Washington State driver's license:

  • First and foremost, hire an experienced attorney. There are many factors to consider. I can help you with all the steps below, and point out other challenges that may be specific to your situation.
  • Request a hearing from the DOL, and request the officer's presence. It will give you a preview of a trial, a rarity in criminal cases. The officer who signed the affidavit and notice of hearing must show up and justify the revocation. Other officers may be subpoenaed.
  • Retest the sample. Testing errors may save your license.
  • Investigate the adequacy of the stop. The officer must have had a reasonable suspicion that a crime or traffic infraction was being committed.
  • Investigate the adequacy of the arrest and request for a test. The officer must have developed a reasonable belief that you were impaired by alcohol.
  • Check the times of events. Officers must perform the tests within certain guidelines and follow the Washington Administrative Code when performing a test.
  • Check the labeling of the sample. It must be identified as being yours.
  • Attend the motor vehicle hearing. Listen for fabrications and other errors.

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With more than 15 years of experience as a Snohomish County DUI defense lawyer, Attorney Mark W. Garka, PLLC knows how to handle the most difficult DUI cases. Regardless of your situation, contact our Snohomish County firm today to discuss your case. No case is too small or too big. We live to represent you.

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