Good people make mistakes and the staff of Luce Lineberry & Kenney PS take pride in helping people minimize the impact a DUI charge can have on their life. When you hire an attorney with Luce Lineberry & Kenney PS to represent your interests in a DUI case, we will advocate for you and protect your rights every step of the way beginning at the arraignment hearing and all the way to jury trial if necessary.
Our office has handled countless cases of this nature and has a very high success rate of getting charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. While we strive to achieve the best result possible in pre-trial negotiations, rest assured that we are prepared to vigorously litigate when necessary.
After you are charged with DUI, get help immediately
If you are charged with DUI in Washington state, you are facing some of the toughest penalties and consequences in the country. In nearly every DUI charge, e.g., those with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at or over .08, there are two issues that need to be dealt with swiftly and aggressively: (1) the Department of Licensing hearing and (2) the criminal case. Even if you have not yet been charged, the wheels are in motion from the Department of Licensing to take administrative action to suspend your driver’s license.
Typically, a person arrested for DUI must respond to the Department of Licensing within 20 days to request a hearing, otherwise the license is automatically suspended for at least 90 days. When dealing with the criminal case, the possibility exists for jail time, fines, additional license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock device in a vehicle, alcohol classes or a combination of any of these things. Mandatory minimum penalties including jail time, fines and license suspension exist even upon the FIRST conviction for DUI. Many people don’t know that you can still be charged with DUI even if your BAC is BELOW a .08. In certain cases, it can take weeks or months for DUI charges to be filed by the prosecutor.
Even if you have not been formally charged, it is critical to speak with an attorney immediately in order to get your side of the story while it is still fresh in your mind, while witnesses can still be contacted and evidence preserved. Over time, memories tend to fade and critical evidence to your defense can be lost or forgotten. Once you are charged, it is even more important to have an experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorney to protect your rights all the way from the first court appearance and request for administrative hearing to the resolution of your case.
Consultation and Defense
Choosing a DUI attorney is a very important decision. You should be comfortable with the attorney you choose and have an opportunity to have your questions answered prior to making that decision. Once we both decide that it is the right fit, we can discuss fees and the strategy that will be taken to aggressively defend your case. To learn more about how to protect your rights and what you are facing, contact Luce Lineberry & Kenney PS to schedule your free initial 60 minute consultation.
Types of Case Defended:
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
- Contested traffic infractions
- Department of Licensing hearings
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Hit and Run
- Negligent Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Reckless Endangerment