Renton, 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 Renton, Washington
Renton is an Eastside Edge City in King County, Washington, United States. Renton is located 11 miles (21 km) southeast of Seattle, Washington, straddling the southeastern shore of Lake Washington. Renton he founded in the 1860s and became a supply town for the Newcastle coalfields. The city is now a hub for manufacturing and technology companies such as Boeing, Paccar, and some retailers.
The town of Renton was built by Erasmus M. Smithers found coal there and brought in Charles D. Shattuck as the mine operator.
Even today, Boeing and other industries pour millions of dollars into the local economy. Some have called Renton the “Jet Capital of the World”. Over the past 100 years, Renton has grown from a confluence of waterways to a fork in roads and railroads to the sky.
Renton DUI Court
You Don’t Need to Face Your Case Alone
If arrested for DUI in the City of Renton by a Renton Police Department officer, the charge will be filed in Renton Municipal Court, located at Renton City Hall (1055 S Grady Way #3, Renton, WA 98057). Barring the existence of a prior DUI or blood being drawn on the date of arrest, a first court date will likely occur somewhere between three to five weeks from the date of incident. The judges responsible for presiding over matters in this courthouse are Judge Kara Murphy, and Judge Jessica Giner. The city attorney’s office assigns three to four of its lawyers to prosecute allegations having occurred within Renton city limits. The city attorney’s office vigorously pursues alcohol-related driving offenses.
One arrested for DUI in the City of Renton 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 Renton, 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 Renton by a Renton Police Department (RPD) 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 Renton matters is handled in Renton Municipal Court, located at 1055 S Grady Way # 3, Renton, WA 98057. The two judges hearing matters in the court are Judge Kara Murphy Richards and Judge Jessica Giner. The City Attorney’s Criminal Division designates four to five attorneys responsible for prosecuting matters for the city. The City of Renton vigorously pursues alcohol-related driving offenses.
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