Issaquah, 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.
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 Issaquah, Washington
Issaquah has a rich history dating back thousands of years when the land was inhabited by the Squak and Sammamish tribes. The area was later settled by European pioneers in the mid-19th century, and the city was officially incorporated in 1892.
In the early days of European settlement, Issaquah was a center for coal mining and logging, with several mines and sawmills operating in the area. These industries declined in the mid-20th century, but the city has since transitioned to a more diversified economy, with a mix of retail, technology, and manufacturing companies.
Throughout its history, Issaquah has remained committed to preserving its natural beauty and preserving its historical roots. The city is home to several historic sites, such as the Issaquah Depot Museum, and has worked to balance its growth with the preservation of its natural resources.
Today, Issaquah is a thriving community that combines its rich history with a commitment to progress, making it a unique and desirable place to live.
Issaquah DUI Court
Were You Arrested for DUI in the City of Issaquah?
If arrested for DUI in the City of Issaquah by an Issaquah Police Department officer, the charge will be filed in the Issaquah Municipal Court, located at 135 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, 98027. Barring the existence of a prior DUI or blood having been drawn on the date of incident, a first court date will likely occur between four to six weeks from the date of arrest. Judge Scott Stewart is responsible for presiding over criminal matters in Issaquah Municipal Court. Further, the city contracts with Attorney Lynn Moberly to handle all criminal prosecutions. The City of Issaquah vigorously pursues alcohol-related driving offenses.
One arrested for DUI in the City of Issaquah 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 Issaquah, 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)
Our Team is On Your Side
If arrested for DUI in the City of Issaquah by an Issaquah Police Department (IPD) 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 Issaquah matters are handled in Issaquah Municipal Court, located at 135 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. The judge hearing matters in the court is Judge Scott N. Stewart. The City Attorney’s Criminal Division designates four to five attorneys responsible for prosecuting matters for the city. The City of Issaquah vigorously pursues alcohol-related driving offenses.
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