Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges carry serious penalties. Laws have become stricter nationwide in recent years, and Washington is no exception. In fact, the city of Seattle enacted its own DUI law, which is enforced under its municipal code.
At the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC, our Seattle DUI attorneys work tirelessly to stay informed about changes in local and state statutes. We craft your defense with the most current laws — and your best outcome — in mind.
If you are stopped and arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or another controlled substance, you need a competent drunk driving lawyer. In Seattle and throughout the state, you get immediate response from James Newton Law. We answer calls 24 hours a day, meet with you within an hour and gather all evidence carefully to support an aggressive defense.
As longtime criminal defense attorneys, we are well-versed in Washington DUI/DWI laws. We clearly explain what charges you face and what penalties you may incur, including:
Washington also has a strict implied consent law. If you refuse to submit to a chemical test you are subject to a fine and automatic license suspension. For outstanding DWI defense in Seattle, Tacoma, South King County or anywhere in the state, look to James Newton Law to help you fight DUI charges and regain lost driving privileges.
In January 2011, Washington amended its DUI law to require mandatory reporting if a child under the age of 13 is in a vehicle driven by an intoxicated parent, legal custodian or guardian. It also extended restrictions on driving privileges for anyone convicted of a drug-related DUI offense.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Washington State, you need immediate help. And if the incident involved an injury accident, you might need the legal guidance of a vehicular homicide attorney. In Seattle, the team at James Newton Law is ready to handle your defense swiftly and vigorously.
When you are facing DUI or DWI charges, we can help. Call us at 206.389.1855 or contact the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC online. With offices conveniently located throughout the state, we have defended people from Everett to Puyallup, North Bend to Fife and Ballard to Olympia. We take your call 24 hours a day.