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Washington DUI Penalties

What Are the Penalties for a DUI in Seattle Washington?

Most states take DUI penalties very seriously, but Washington has been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for having some of the harshest in the nation. If you are facing a first time DUI offense or are a repeat offender, you need qualified legal guidance on your side.

The attorneys at Guadagno Law, PLLC are equipped with several years of hands-on experience. We are committed to navigating the complexities of your case to give you the future you deserve.

Whatever your circumstances, we can help! Find out more by speaking with our experienced team at (206) 895-6800 or get a FREE consultation.

What am I facing after a DUI arrest in Seattle?

The penalties associated with a DUI offense in Washington rest on many different things. The law takes into account your blood alcohol content (BAC), any prior DUI convictions, breath test refusals, and whether or not you are over 21 years of age.

Therefore, there are numerous possibilities associated with each and every drunk driving accusation. We work to secure you the best possible outcome we can.

For a first-time DUI charge, you could be facing the following:

  • A maximum of $5,000 in fines
  • Required ignition interlock device (IID) installation
  • Between 24 hours and one year in jail
  • Suspended license for at least 90 days and up to 1 year

For a second or third DUI charge, you could be facing the following:

  • A minimum of 30 days in jail and a maximum of 1 year
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • License suspension for between 2 and 4 years
  • Mandatory IID installation

Additionally, if you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test, you may lose your license for up to a year. Depending on your offense, the suspension will occur for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years. The circumstances of your arrest and the details brought up in your trial can also determine the overall sentencing the judge issues in your case.

Trust Us to Fight Your DUI in Seattle Washington

The thought of incurring such penalties can cause a great deal of fear. Fortunately, you are not on your own! Our DUI team can put their experience to work for you. Don't wait until it is too late to retain the strategic defense you need.

We are Seattle’s trusted defense firm and have handled thousands of cases over our career. During this time, we have become well-liked by prosecutors and judges across King County, which helps our clients receive the fair treatment they deserve.

When you work with Guadagno Law, PLLC, you know that you are working with skilled legal representation that you deserve.

Contact our firm today! Our dedicated legal team can help.

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Why Choose Guadagno Law, PLLC?

  • I offer affordable payment plans to focus on what matters.
  • I have over 17 years of criminal defense experience.
  • I have a sole focus on criminal defense law.
  • I am on call for 24-hour emergency counsel.
  • I have handled thousands of cases over the years.
  • I have worked on both sides of the criminal courtroom.