Everyone needs to earn a living. The ability to drive a car and have gainful employment is very important in maintaining a household. But if you have been arrested for driving under the influence in King County, you may lose your license and even your job.
A clean driving record is important for jobs such as commercial drivers, taxi drivers and more. With a DUI on your record, you will have trouble keeping or procuring jobs in these fields.
With more companies doing pre-employment background checks, it could even be hard to find a job in fields that do not require driving.
To try to avoid facing the repercussions of a DUI conviction, you need an attorney who is experienced with the DUI laws in King County. Callahan Law can help. You can call us today, toll free, at 1-877-DUI-ANSWER (1-877-384-2679) for a free, no obligation, DUI case evaluation.
The first thing you will need to do is request a hearing with the Department of Licensing. Immediately following your arrest, the officer must report a blood alcohol content of over .08 or if a chemical test was refused. If you do not request a hearing with the DOL within 20 days, your license will be automatically suspended or revoked 60 days after your arrest.
It is important to meet these deadlines because without the ability to drive, things like going to work or even running to the store become incredibly difficult.
Besides losing your license, you may face time in jail, high fines, probation, and even the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for your first DUI offense.
If you have been convicted of a DUI within the last 7 years, you may already be familiar with these penalties from your first offense. But the stakes get even higher with your conviction, leading to at least 20 days in jail, a 2-year license revocation, driving and knowledge exams, and more.
If the thought of any of these penalties worries you, can you afford not to hire the best DUI lawyer?
Callahan Law focuses exclusively on DUI cases. Because of this, we offer you the knowledge and experience that other law firms can’t offer. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Tacoma, contact us today at 1-877-384-2679.