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Your DUI Case Is Really Two Cases for One Arrest

Many people do not realize until it is too late that a Washington State DUI arrest creates not one but two separate cases. Not only do drivers have to deal with criminal prosecution in the criminal courts, but they also have a simultaneous case with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL).

At Veitch Ault Defense, we understand the ins and outs of Washington State DUI cases and how to defend you and your best interests. We will fight for your right to a fair trial, ensure all your legal documents are processed correctly and on time, and will help you uphold your rights throughout the duration of your case. Our Lynnwood DUI Defense Attorneys & King County DUI Defense attorneys have helped over a thousand clients successfully resolve their cases throughout Washington and look forward to doing what we can for you.

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What Happens After a DUI Arrest?

After being arrested for a DUI, the state’s Department of Licensing (DOL) initiates an immediate suspension action against your driving privileges completely independent of your court case.

A police officer should give you a DOL Hearing Request Form at the time of your arrest and release. You must request a DOL hearing within seven days (including holidays and weekends). However, if the seventh day falls on a weekend or holiday, the following weekday would be the deadline.

If you do not request your hearing promptly, your license will be automatically suspended or revoked. If you do not prevail at the DOL hearing, your license will be automatically suspended or revoked even though your criminal case has not concluded. If you had a valid license before your arrest, you can keep driving while the outcome from your DOL hearing and the criminal court is pending.

The DOL hearing will take place over the phone between a Department of Licensing hearing examiner and you and your attorney, though you may be able to request an in-person hearing under certain circumstances. In most circumstances, the DOL hearing will occur within 60 days of your arrest.

Penalties for a DUI in Washington State

DUI penalties can include:

  • Jail time,
  • Electronic home monitoring,
  • Ignition interlock,
  • License Suspension/Revocation, 
  • 3 years of SR-22 Insurance,
  • Probation
  • Community service,
  • Fines and fees,
  • Restitution,
  • Treatment for substance abuse,
  • And more.

Your attorney can fully explain the likelihood of any of these penalties regarding your particular case. Please contact our office for a complimentary consultation.

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2122 112th Ave. NE, Suite A200
Bellevue, WA 98004

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20102 Cedar Valley Rd., Suite 104
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Why Choose Our Firm?

Selected as Super Lawyer for the past 7 years in a row

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Successful Defense of Hundreds of DUI Cases

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We Have Successfully Defended Hundreds of DUI Cases

Reach Out to Us as Soon as Possible to Get the Best Solution For Your Case

For a free consultation to discuss your pending case or other legal matters, please call us any time at 425-452-1600 or complete our online contact form. Our attorneys will explain the entire process surrounding your charge and remove the fear and uncertainty regarding your arrest. Our team should be your first call if you need a top-rated, dedicated, and responsive DUI/DWI or criminal defense attorney. If success in your legal matters is your only option, we hope that you will place your trust in top-rated Washington State DUI attorney Robert Ault.  

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