Fourth Offense DUI Lawyer in Washington
Serving Clients in Tacoma, Seattle, Shelton & All Surrounding Areas
Were you, or was someone you care about, arrested for a 4th Offense DUI in the state of Washington? Chances are quite high that a person facing a fourth DUI in Washington will be held in custody while their case is pending unless they can post what will likely be very high bail or bond. This is because the judge has an obligation to consider the safety of the community when deciding whether to allow an accused person to be released from custody. Often, the judge will rule on the side of caution in this regard and may not be satisfied to let the person be free in the community, even if the person offers to have an ignition interlock device or be on electronic home detention. An experienced Washington State DUI lawyer will know the best arguments to persuade a judge from holding a person in custody while their case is pending.
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4th DUI Offense | Possible Penalties of a Conviction
The penalties for a DUI conviction become increasingly harsh with each subsequent offense. So, while a first-time DUI offender may get by with a “slap on the wrist” a person with a fourth conviction for DUI is facing very serious consequences even if one or more of the 3 prior DUIs occurred a long time ago. There is a misunderstanding that many people have about DUI sentences they believe that if the prior DUIs are outside of 7 years, the judge cannot sentence them beyond the mandatory minimum for a first offense. This is not the case. Although the judge may not impose less than the mandatory minimum, when it is a second, third, or fourth DUI conviction, the risk of getting a year in jail increases proportionally.
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Now, more than ever, a person facing a fourth DUI needs the most talented, skilled and knowledgeable attorney he or she can afford. They need more than just a “DUI lawyer,” they need an accomplished DUI trial lawyer. Look no further- Attorney Linda M. Callahan, author of the trusted legal book on DUIs in Washington, has the credentials. Ms. Callahan has tried some of the most difficult cases and won not-guilty verdicts. Call now to speak with us about your case.
To learn more about the penalties that apply for a Washington 4th DUI offense, please contact us today for legal advice.