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Kirkland Sentencing for DUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Dec 05, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are you facing Kirkland Municipal Court probation due to a DUI charge? The Kirkland DUI attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense are actively defending clients just like you, and we are committed to helping DUI suspects to get a fair shake in the legal system. Our lawyers are available to listen to your situation and provide a free case evaluation. Call us at 425-284-2000

Washington State DUI convictions can carry serious consequences, including but not limited to jail time, fines, license suspension, mandatory ignition interlock, and mandatory alcohol education classes. If you have been charged with a Kirkland DUI, it's very important that you contact a qualified DUI attorney immediately. Without a good attorney at your side, you will never get a fair shake in the legal system.

But what happens if you're convicted? This is the worst case scenario in any DUI case, and the sentence will vary—to some extent—based upon the circumstances of the arrest, as well as your criminal history. For instance, if you have been convicted of previous DUIs within the last 7 years, you may face larger fines, longer license suspension and greater jail time. The consequences vary from case to case, but certain things are guaranteed. For instance, any person convicted of DUI in Washington State must be placed on probation for a period of five years.

In general, a person placed on probation will have to complete an alcohol evaluation and DUI victim's panel, pay all mandated fines, and avoid all criminal activity during the probation period. If you are sentenced in the Kirkland Municipal Court, probation is guaranteed, so it's absolutely essential that you fight any charges made against you.

A qualified lawyer can help to effectively demonstrate flaws and errors in your arrest, and in certain cases, can help you to plea bargain to a lesser charge of reckless driving. There are no guarantees, but as the expression goes, “He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” Never appear in court without an attorney.

The Kirkland DUI attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense have years of experience defending individuals charged with DUI, and we have won numerous awards and accolades for our efforts. If you have been charged, you need a team that is aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced. Call Wolff Criminal Defense at 425-284-2000 to receive a free, confidential consultation.

About the Author

Aaron J. Wolff

A former DUI prosecutor, Aaron Wolff has over 16 years of experience in representing people accused of DUI and is recognized as one of the leading defense lawyers in Washington State. His relentless and passionate advocacy has lead to superb ratings and outstanding reviews from former clients.

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