DUI: Multiple DUI Offenses
Multiple DUI Offenses in Spokane, Washington
Have you been charged with a 2nd DUI in Spokane, WA and you have prior DUI convictions in the past seven years?
You could be facing serious penalties. At Bugbee Law Office, P.S., our team of DUI defense lawyers can be your legal advocate. With more than 20 years of experience, a Superb 10.0 rating with AVVO, as well as an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, you can trust that we have what it takes to fight for you.
If you would like to discuss the details of your case with a member of your team, we can meet with you for a free DUI consultation.
What Happens when you get a 2nd DUI in Washington State?
Multiple DUI charges carry heavier sentencing than a 1st DUI offense.
In order to ensure that your freedom is not restricted and your rights are protected, you need an attorney who can provide effective defense strategies to minimize penalties or fight for case dismissal.
In any DUI case, even if it’s your 2nd DUI or 3rd DUI, aggravating factors can make these sentences even more severe. For example, if you were driving with an individual under the age of sixteen, or if you registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of above 15%, you could be facing additional fines and longer jail sentences.
Second Offense DUI Washington State
In order to be sentenced for multiple DUI offenses, prior convictions must have occurred within a period of time known as the “lookback period.” In Washington, this is a period of seven years within which convictions can be considered during sentencing. Any additional convictions outside of the seven-year lookback period cannot be considered relevant in your evaluation.
Multiple DUIs in WA Can Result in Felony Charges
In Washington, the fifth DUI offense in seven years is charged as a felony. This means that charges of a fifth DUI are extremely serious. While misdemeanor DUIs carry sentences that are intended to warn and rehabilitate offenders and to encourage them to avoid repeat offenses, the fifth DUI offense will carry much harsher sentences that are intended to be punitive.
It is essential to have an aggressive and effective criminal defense lawyer on your side who knows how to fight for you when in court facing multiple DUI offenses. Contact us today for a free multiple DUI case evaluation.
Important note: Washington politicians have been working towards making the fourth DUI offense a felony charge.
For a second offense, you could face the following penalties:
- Jail time of 30 days to one year
- Fines ranging from $1,120 to $5,000
- Revocation of drivers’ license for two years
- Installation of ignition interlock device
- Possible participation in alcohol treatment program
Third and fourth offenses carry the following penalties:
- Jail time of 90 days to one year
- Fines ranging from $1,970 to $5,000
- Revocation of drivers’ license for three to four years
- Installation of ignition interlock device
- Mandatory participation in alcohol treatment program
Clients choose Bugbee Law Office because:
- He has handled nearly 200 jury cases.
- He is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
- He is rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.
- Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
- Voted 10 Best for client satisfaction by American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Can Make All The Difference In The Outcome Of Your Case
When you hire our firm, you will obtain the upper hand in court. With more than two decades of experience, our award-winning attorney is fully equipped to combat your criminal charges. Put a former prosecutor in your corner.
Multiple DUI charges should be taken seriously, as they can greatly impact your personal and professional life. At Bugbee Law Office, P.S., our team of Spokane DUI defense attorneys are highly rated and respected for the quality of our legal advocacy. Let a former prosecutor with a unique insight into the legal system fight in your corner.
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