A DUI conviction will affect your life in many negative ways. You will be fined, lose your driver's license and your insurance rates will skyrocket. You will probably have to have an ignition interlock installed on your car and go to jail, even if it is your first offense.
But a DUI conviction is not certain, even if you blew over .08. With experienced legal representation, it may be possible to overcome a DUI charge or minimize the consequences if that cannot be avoided.
Aggressive Defense Of DUI Charges
At Harkins & Swinburnson, PLLC, we have years of experience in DUI cases. Having defended more than 1,000 people charged with DUI, we understand how to identify weaknesses in DUI cases. Our DUI defense lawyers will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Successful DUI Defense Strategies
To gain a conviction in a DUI case, the police must have followed proper procedures. If the police did not do so when arresting you, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a nonalcohol driving offense.
Some potentially successful DUI defense strategies include the following:
- Lack of probable cause to stop your vehicle
- Lack of probable cause to continue the investigation
- Improperly administered field sobriety tests
- Inadmissible Breathalyzer or blood tests
- Violations of your rights
We will carefully examine all aspects of your case and work diligently to obtain a positive result for you.
You Face Two Legal Challenges
When you get arrested for DUI, two separate legal processes begin — a criminal case and an administrative proceeding that could lead to the suspension of your license. In fact, even if you win your criminal case, you could still lose your license.
Our law firm will provide aggressive representation in your criminal case and in the administrative Department of Licensing hearing. If we cannot prevent the suspension of your license, we can advise you on obtaining an Occupational/Restricted Driver License (ORL).
Get Legal Help Today
We defend people in all types of DUI cases, including first-time DUI, felony DUI and DUI accident cases. Contact Harkins & Swinburnson, PLLC, for a free initial consultation with one of our Kennewick DUI defense attorneys.