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DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

The courts in Washington State have a wide range of potential penalties they can impose for a drunk driving charge. Formally, getting charged with a DUI usually means you are charged with Negligent Driving in the first degree. Sadly, for clients who have been pulled over while intoxicated, this charge is a misdemeanor and goes on their criminal record. Ideally, no one would drive drunk, but it is an extremely common occurrence that should not unreasonably affect the rest of your life. Our Bellevue DUI attorneys understand this and will fight for your fair treatment in the eyes of the law.

Depending on the specific details, the range of penalties for a charge of negligent driving in the first degree can vary greatly. With no aggravating factors and no prior offenses, the court may sentence the driver to imprisonment for not less than one day and no more than 364. This is the harshest punishment for this type of crime, and the penalties, whether physical or financial, increase extremely fast when other aggravating factors are considered. It is extremely important if you find yourself in this situation to contact an attorney.

Our Bellevue DUI attorneys are well-versed and experienced in handling DUI cases. They have a long track record of getting charges reduced and working to ensure that you are not punished unfairly for one small mistake. The last thing you want is to lose your license or have it suspended for a period of time. This can cause issues in your ability to work, keep your job, take your children to their activities, and much more.

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Thank you, Northwest Law Group and Alice, our wonderful attorney, for making us feel heard. You clearly care about your clients, and I cannot thank you enough for your urgency in finalizing the case in a way that was the most beneficial to me and my kids. My children are in a stable home now and we have been able to move on, all thanks to you, Alice and your firm. - V.P
When I received the divorce papers from my husband, I was extremely worried and didn’t know what to do. I found Alice and Northwest Law Group through a friend, and just after my first meeting with Alice, I felt as though a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. She explained everything to me and continued to do so as she represented me through the conclusion of my case. I don’t know what I would have done without Alice! - Z.B
I just want to thank Northwest Law Group, PLLC. for being professionals in handling my DUI case. I made a huge mistake when I got behind the wheel of my car after a night of drinking. Thankfully, you were able to help me work through the confusing court process, ensuring that my mistake didn’t end up costing me time at work or with my family. - Anonymous