Everett, WA DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers
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.
About Everett, Washington
Everett is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. It is located 25 miles (40 km) north of Seattle and is the largest city in the county with a population of over 110,000 residents. Originally inhabited by Snohomish and other Native Americans, the area was settled in 1862 and the city was founded in 1890. In 1893, it became the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Everett is a major economic center in the region, with a thriving aerospace and manufacturing industry. It is also home to the largest public marina on the west coast of the United States, and several parks and cultural attractions, including the Everett Silvertips hockey team and the Historic Everett Theatre.
Everett is also home to the Port of Everett, an international shipping port, that brings trade, commerce, jobs and recreational opportunities to the city.
DUI Cases in Everett Municipal Court
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If arrested for DUI in the City of Everett by an Everett Police Department officer, the charge will eventually be filed in Everett Municipal Court, located at 3028 Wetmore Ave Everett, 98201. Barring the existence of a prior DUI or the drawing of one’s blood on the date of arrest, a first court date will likely occur four to eight weeks from the date of incident. The judges responsible for presiding over matters in this courthouse are Judge Laura Van Slyck and Judge Amy Kaestner. The city attorney’s office assigns three to four prosecutors to handle criminal matters. Alcohol-related driving offenses are treated seriously in the City of Everett.
One arrested for DUI in the City of Everett is wise to contact Veitch Ault Defense immediately to ensure they provide themselves the best opportunity to fight the charge.
What Are The Penalties For DUI In Everett, Washington?
DUI penalties can include:
Second DUI Offense (Or One Prior DUI Offense In The Last 7 Years)
Third DUI Offense (Or 2 Prior DUI Offenses In The Last 7 Years)
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If arrested for DUI in the City of Everett by an Everett Police Department (EPD) officer, the charge will be filed by the city attorney’s office, and a summons will eventually be sent to a mailing address associated with the arrestee. Barring the existence of a prior DUI or blood having been drawn on the date of arrest, a first court date will likely occur within four to six weeks from the date of arrest. The City of Everett matters are handled in Everett Municipal Court, located at 3028 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201. The two judges hearing matters in the court are Judge Remy Leonards and Judge Amy Kaestner. The City Attorney’s Criminal Division designates four to five attorneys responsible for prosecuting matters for the city. The City of Everett vigorously pursues alcohol-related driving offenses.
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