It is illegal to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving a motor vehicle. If you are convicted, penalties may include jail time, stiff fines, community service, license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock device or the requirement to purchase Washington SR22 insurance.
If you have been charged with a DUI offense, you will need superb representation from a driving under the influence of drugs lawyer. In Seattle, the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC has represented countless clients in drug offense cases, including DUI, and they know exactly what needs to be done in your situation.
Washington State law defines "drugs" as any substance other than alcohol that could affect your nervous system, brain or muscles. When facing criminal DUI drug charges, it is imperative that you immediately consult with Seattle felony DUI attorneys to give you the best chance at success.
Our lawyers offer immediate response and thorough representation if you have been charged with driving under the influence of any illegal controlled substance, including:
When you have been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs, our driver’s license suspension lawyers in Seattle work aggressively to protect your rights and your best interests.
Chemical testing is different in alcohol-related versus drug-related DUI investigations. The breath test given to those suspected of drunk driving is not effective in registering drug use. As a result, a blood or urine test may be given or a "drug recognition expert,” also known as a DRE, may be called to the scene.
Prosecutors also use the arresting officer’s observations about the accused person’s:
At the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC, we offer 60 years of combined experience working with drug- and alcohol-related charges. We know how deeply these issues affect both criminal matters and family situations. A Seattle DUI attorney from our firm will use this experience to help you find legal solutions that are right for you and your family.
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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 serve clients everywhere in Washington, including Tacoma, Kent and surrounding areas in King County. We take your call 24 hours a day.