Snohomish County County DUI Arrest
A driver arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence by a Trooper in Snohomish County will typically be taken to one of several precincts for the breath test. Which precinct the person is taken to will typically determine which Snohomish County court charges are filed in.
It is very common for a driver arrested for DUI by WSP in Snohomish County to be booked into the Snohomish County Jail after the breath test (even for people who have no criminal record and were completely cooperative with the Trooper). The person will either be released several hours later on their own “personal recognizance” (PR) or after posting bail (usually in the amount of $1000.00).
Everett, Lynnwood, Arlington and Monroe District Court DUI Case Information
Formal criminal charges are brought by the Snohomish County Prosecutor's office. There is generally a delay of anywhere from a few weeks to several months for the prosecutor to file charges. If a person is held in custody after their arrest they must appear before a judge within a few weeks. If they have been released or have posted bail, they can expect their first court appearance to typically be between 3-4 weeks after their arrest.
A driver accused of a Snohomish County DUI charge will have their case filed in one of four different county district courts:
- Cascade Division in Arlington (located at the K415 E Burke Ave Arlington, WA 98223),
- Everett Division (located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 508 Everett, WA 98201)
- Evergreen Division in Monroe (located at 14414 179th Ave SE Monroe, WA 98272)
- South Division in Lynnwood (located at 20520 68th Ave. W. Lynnwood, WA 98036)
After the prosecutor formally files the charge in one of the three courts, the driver will receive a summons to appear for an arraignment.
The 3 courts saw a total of 2,651 DUI or Physical Control cases filed in 2018. There were 988 drivers convicted of a DUI or Physical Control in the Everett, Lynnwood, Arlington and Monroe divisions of the Snohomish County District Court in 2018. For 2018 King County DUI arrest statistics see the Washington Court Reports.
Act immediately meet with an experienced King County DUI attorney.
Seattle DUI lawyer Aaron Wolff regularly represents people accused of a Seattle DUI arrest in all four Snohomish County District Courts. He is available for a free initial consultation and may be reached directly 7 days a week at 206-504-2500.