Seattle DUI Lawyers – Sheed Law Offices, PLLC
The Seattle DUI lawyers at Sheed Law Offices have a reputation for their fierce defense of DUI charges as exhibited by their undefeated DUI trial record and the large number of dismissals and reductions they have secured through negotiations with prosecutors. As a result of our unique approach, we have a long list of successful Results and happy client Testimonials.
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Those charged with DUI come from many walks of life, from first time alcohol/drug consumers to those who aren’t exactly strangers to the “system.” A common theme among those charged with DUI is that they may have felt that they were not impaired when they were pulled over by a law enforcement officer. At this stage, you’ll find that the officer is asking you questions and eventually may have even asked you to perform Field Sobriety Tests. Although the Prosecutor will argue that these sobriety tests are fair and objective tests that can determine impairment, the Seattle DUI lawyers at Sheed Law Offices highly disagree and we have had consistent success making virtually every argument possible in attacking the admissibility and validity of these tests.
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After going through the Field Sobriety Tests, the officer likely asked that you provide a portable breath test (PBT), which is different than the official Breath or Blood Test as evidence of DUI. Typically, after the PBT is administered is when the officer then exercises his or her discretion and decides whether or not to arrest someone under suspicion of DUI or whether to cite for something else based on their observations and the subject’s statements. If arrested for DUI, law enforcement likely placed you in custody and transported you back to a police station for further questioning and to administer a Blood Alcohol Test (BAC) to assess the level of alcohol in your blood. Washington State law requires that those who hold WA State drivers’ licenses grant implied consent in providing a breath sample (in some cases a Blood Sample) when they are arrested for DUI and there was probable cause for the arrest. If the subject does not consent to a breath test, they may be charged with a DUI Refusal, which has its own challenges, potential sentencing implications, and licensing consequences. For those arrested under the suspicion of a Marijuana DUI or another drug, law enforcement will seek a blood sample and potentially involve another officer who has received certification as a Drug Recognition Expert to build a case against you as well.
Even if your breath sample or blood sample indicates that you were below the legal limits, a law enforcement officer can still arrest you for driving under the influence, this is called the “affected by” standard where an officer attempts to show that you were on or under the influence of a substance that affected your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. DUI Penalties are among the most demanding and severe amongst misdemeanors in Washington State. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact a Seattle DUI attorney from Sheed Law Offices ASAP. Our experience and winning track record is best suited to defend your rights.
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The Seattle DUI attorneys of Sheed Law Offices have been representing people charged with DUI since their days working in Public Defense and together they have defended 1,000+ criminal cases. The Seattle DUI attorneys at Sheed Law Offices have served individuals charged with DUI all over our great state. Our service area will encompass those charged with DUI in Seattle, Everett, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Bothell, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Monroe, Tacoma, Okanogan, Omak, Tonasket , Brewster and most other cities throughout the King County, Snohomish County, Grant County, and Okanogan County. The attorneys at Sheed Law Offices, through their advocacy and RESULTS, have earned the respect of both prosecutors and judges alike. Most importantly, however, we’ve received our clients’ seal of approval, as you will see in our Testimonials.
At Sheed Law Offices, we are committed to our clients and bettering their lives through our representation. If you or a loved have been charged with DUI in Washington State, call the DUI Attorneys at Sheed Law Offices immediately to ensure that you receive the very best Seattle defense lawyer available. Please Contact us at (425) 236-2291 or please fill out the Contact form. We’re available 24/7 and understand you need a seasoned Seattle DUI lawyer in your corner. Choose the best and call Sheed Law Offices now!
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