Driving Under the Influence
Under the Washington State DUI statute (RCW 46.61.504), a person is considered to be DUI when under the influence of alcohol and/or drug to the extent that their driving is affected to any appreciable degree determined from a police officer. When decided whether or not to file charges, the prosecutor considers all of the evidence – including the driving, appearance and demeanor of the suspect, any admissions to drinking or taking drugs, and the results of the field sobriety tests.
Evergreen Defenders is firmly established in preparing strong DUI defense for clients that have included former police officers, fire department personnel, doctors, nurses, business owners and students. They knew what was at stake and decided to secure the extensive advocacy they needed to work with our successful DUI Criminal Defense Firm.
Protect your rights with the help of an established, successful DUI Criminal Defense Attorney, Sharon Chirichillo, in Olympia, Washington.
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The Need for Experience When Facing Severe DUI Charges
When you are charged with the crime of DUI, you may feel that you need to admit to this crime immediately. You may believe that you were driving drunk and should pay the penalty. Accordingly, you may not see the need for an established, successful DUI attorney. The reality is that after a conviction, life is hindered with many more complications. Immediately following a conviction are exorbitant insurance rates, loss of a driver’s license, personal embarrassment and employment consequences.
We Don’t Plead Guilty As Charged
Pleading cases out to a charge of guilty may be the norm for other attorneys. That is not the practice at our firm. Pleading guilty as charged ignores your rights and assumes that every step in your arrest was made mistake-free. Blood tests are prone to error. Breath tests may be suspect due to poor calibration of a breathalyzer. Pleading guilty to DUI can result in the loss of a driver’s license that could lead to they loss of your job.
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