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Thurston County DUI Attorney

Leaders in Thurston County DUI Defense Since 2000

Facing DUI Charges? We Are on Your Side.

  • If you have recently been arrested for driving under the influence in Thurston County, you may be worried about how this may affect your future.

  • A DUI or Physical Control in Washington is a serious offense – one that cannot ever be removed from your record your entire lifetime. And, a DUI or Physical Control conviction comes with harsh penalties.

  • However, an arrest is not a conviction. What you need now is a skilled DUI defense attorney on your side to prevent that conviction from occurring.

  • At Callahan Law, P.S., Inc., we are driven in defense of those who drive. We have a proven track record, having saved thousands of people from a dreaded DUI or Physical Control conviction, many of them in Thurston County.

DUI Case Results

**Updated 08/03/2023**

9 0 %
DUI's Reduced
DUI's Dismissed
DUI's > Neg 1
DUI's > Reckless Driving
DOL Hearings Won

Timing is Everything When Your License is at Stake. Contact Callahan Law, P.S., Inc. for Help Today.

  • It is important to realize that a DUI arrest commences 2 separate actions: the criminal case in court, and the administrative action against your license.
  • After your arrest, the officer is required to notify the department of licensing if you refused the breath test or you have a test result over the limit.
  • This opens an administrative action against your license and DOL will send you a letter noting the date you must stop driving.
  • The officer is also required to give you notice that you have a right to a hearing to challenge the administrative action, typically done after the DUI arrest process is done.
  • Timing is critical. If you do not act immediately to request a hearing with the Department of Licensing within 7 days of receiving notice of your right to a hearing, your license will automatically be suspended or revoked.
  • Typically this action takes effect 30 days after your arrest, but if you had a blood draw, it may or may not be later than 60 days.

The Case in Criminal Court is Completely Separate from the DOL Matter

  • If this is the first time you have been arrested for a DUI, you might not be familiar with the penalties that are involved. We work hard to avoid these penalties for our clients by either getting the charge reduced to something that is a non-DUI, such as a reckless driving, or in rare cases, we may even get the case completely dismissed.

    For a first DUI conviction the penalties include:

    • A minimum of 1 day in jail, maximum of 364 days
    • A minimum fine of just under a thousand dollars, plus probation fees
    • License suspension for at least 90 days; 1 year if you refused the breath test
    • Probation
    • SR-22 insurance for 3 years
    • Ignition interlock device on any vehicle you drive at your expense for at least a year
    • Chemical dependency assessment and court-mandated treatment if recommended

    There are other non-legal ramifications that may occur as a result of a DUI conviction.

  • If your occupation requires a clean driving record, you may lose your job and have difficulty finding future employment.

  • A DUI or Physical Control conviction will never be vacated or expunged, it will follow you for the rest of your life.

  • Background checks by prospective employers, lenders, landlords, colleges and universities and other entities important to your life and your future will see the conviction.

  • Callahan Law, P.S., Inc. is devoted to defending your rights, your ability to make a living, and your freedom.

  • With so much at stake, can you afford not to retain the most knowledgeable DUI defense attorney for your Thurston County case?

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If you were stopped or arrested for a DUI in the City of Olympia visit our dedicated page here.

3 Reasons to Hire Us



Our Team of Attorneys and Paralegals have over 30 years of combined experience.  We know the law and understand how to apply it to your case.


Focused on You

We create a custom defense for every client.  Not all cases are the same and we know that.  Your concerns and goals are our top priority.



As a long time author and speaker Ms. Callahan is respected across the county for her trial skills and investigative knowledge.  He reputation proceeds herself when appearing in court.

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