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Consequences of Not Hiring a DUI Lawyer in Kirkland, WA

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

Have you been charged with DUI in Kirkland, WA? After your initial arrest and booking, you undoubtedly have a lot of thoughts swirling through your head, and a lot of important decisions to make, but before you do anything else, you need to get in touch with a qualified, experienced Kirkland DUI lawyer. The DUI lawyers at Wolff Defense are available to discuss your case and provide you with a free case evaluation. Call us directly today at 425-284-2000.

The importance of hiring a lawyer cannot be overstated. A qualified DUI lawyer can gather evidence besides the report (for example the Kirkland Police Department BAC room video), and highlight any flaws, inconsistencies or errors in the investigation, arrest and breath or blood test. Your lawyer can also give you the legal information and guidance that you need to put your best foot forward while in court and to navigate through the complex legal and DOL maze.

Assessing the Potential Consequences

If you act as your own defense in your DUI case, your chances of walking away victorious are almost non-existent. Many DUI charges can be substantially reduced when the right information is brought out into the open, but finding and showcasing this information requires expert legal savvy. Simply proclaiming your sobriety to a judge is not going to make a very strong impression.

If you defend yourself, a positive outcome is highly unlikely.  Your sentence will depend on numerous factors, including whether you have any prior offenses, your blood alcohol concentration at the time of your arrest, and surrounding circumstances. For example, were you transporting passengers at the time of your arrest? Were there any passengers under the age of 16 in the vehicle? Were there other aggravating factors such as an accident or poor attitude towards the arresting officer?

The Consequences of Not Hiring a DUI Lawyer

We have already established that failure to hire a DUI lawyer will likely result in conviction, but what does that mean for you specifically? There is mandatory jail, plus exorbitant fines, probation, license suspension, ignition interlock on your vehicle, alcohol evaluation and recommended treatment and more.

And then you have to consider the damage to your personal and professional life. A DUI conviction can affect your existing job, your career prospects and even your personal life. Don't take chances when it comes to DUI. Hire a lawyer at once.

At Wolff Criminal Defense, our attorneys limit our practice to DUI defense, and we fight aggressively on behalf of our clients. The attorneys have both previously worked in Kirkland Municipal Court (Mr. Wolff was the Kirkland Prosecutor and Mr. Kattenhorn served as the public defender).  Call us today at 425-284-2000 for a free consultation.

About the Author

Aaron J. Wolff

A former DUI prosecutor, Aaron Wolff has over 18 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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