Saturday, July 26, 2014
Drunk driving is an offense that may be charged against a person even when there are no victims involved. If a police officer observes that you are driving a little recklessly, he could ask you to pull over to determine if you are driving under the influence. The smell of your breath alone may give him enough cause to proceed with a DUI investigation, which could be the start of the road to trouble for you. A DUI conviction in Washington state and elsewhere usually results in penalties that range from highly inconvenient to severe, including driver’s license revocation, probation, community service, and jail time. If you are arrested for DUI, your license will immediately be suspended or revoked. This is an immediate action required by law, yet can be quelled if you request for a hearing and contest the suspension. To facilitate the hearing request, it is best to immediately seek the counsel of a DUI attorney in Yakima, who would know how to go about the process.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
In Washington State, a person suspected of DUI is obliged to take the test at a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) facility, which is usually the local police station itself. Refusing to undergo the test can result in a fine and the suspension of the defendant’s license. An experienced DUI lawyer in Tri Cities will make sure the Breathalyzer test was conducted without prejudice to the clients’ rights, including the reading of their constitutional rights before administration of the test. Violation of any right may be a basis for dropping the charges, or getting a lighter penalty. In many cases, citizens are unaware of these rights, or of the possible consequences of their actions while under investigation or custody. It is the job of their lawyers to protect them from actions that may prove incriminating.