SeaTac, 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 SeaTac, Washington
SeaTac is a city in southern King County, Washington, United States. The city is a suburb of Seattle and part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The name “SeaTac” comes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a portmanteau of Seattle and Tacoma.
With the growth of SeaTac in the 1940s and the 1950s, urbanization, and development began around the airport. In 1990, residents of the area voted to incorporate SeaTac as a city, with a focus on promoting development and addressing airport impacts.
Today, SeaTac is known as the home of SeaTac Airport. The airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the Pacific Northwest and a major engine of the city’s economy. The city also has a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas, as well as several parks and recreational facilities.
In SeaTac, visit the Eastside Heritage Center – Winters House to see local crafts and take advantage of the facility’s public research center. The Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, the Seaplane and Raceboat Museum, and the Aviation Museum are all easily accessible from the city. The Hub Shopping Center is an ideal destination for those who love shopping.
SeaTac DUI Court
We Are Familiar with the Local Judge & Prosecutor
If arrested for DUI in the City of SeaTac by a SeaTac Police Department officer, the charge will eventually be filed in SeaTac Municipal Court, located at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S 188th St, SeaTac, 98188). 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 judge responsible for presiding over matters in this courthouse is Pauline Freund, and the prosecutor for the city is Glorioso “G” Manigbas. Alcohol-related driving offenses are treated seriously in the City of SeaTac.
One arrested for DUI in the City of SeaTac 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 SeaTac, 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 SeaTac by a SeaTac Police Department (SPD) 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 SeaTac matters is handled in SeaTac Municipal Court, located at 4800 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188. The judge hearing matters in the court is Judge Elizabeth
Cordi-Bejarano. The City Attorney’s Criminal Division designates four to five attorneys responsible for prosecuting matters for the city. The City of SeaTac vigorously pursues alcohol-related driving offenses.
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