LAW FIRM OF
DAVID N. JOLLY
Marysville DUI Attorneys
Edmonds DUI Important Information
If you have been arrested for an Edmonds DUI you must immediately be advised of a number of important requirements. First, if you were arrested for DUI by an Edmonds Police Officer it is likely that you were provided with a court date for your DUI in Edmonds DUI Court. Be sure to check the “golden rod” ticket (criminal citation) which should have a court date (arraignment) for your DUI in Edmonds DUI Court. Be certain you appear on time at Edmonds DUI Court for your Edmonds DUI arraignment as the court date is mandatory and should you fail to appear, a bench warrant for your arrest will be issued by the Edmonds DUI Judge.
If you were arrested for a DUI in the Edmonds area by a Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff or a Washington State Trooper your DUI charge will not be filed in Edmonds DUI Court but in Snohomish County District Court.
Valuable information will be provided to all of our Edmonds DUI clients in the form of our published DUI guide, “The DUI Handbook for the Accused.” Every Edmonds DUI client receives a copy of this best selling DUI guide book.
The objective of your Edmonds DUI attorney is to get the best possible result from your Edmonds DUI charge. Such work may result in a reduction to Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving First Degree or even a dismissal. Besides these obviously positive results, other possible outcomes include a plea to the original Edmonds DUI charge (not preferred) or even an Edmonds Deferred Prosecution. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
Department of Licensing:
The Department of Licensing will either suspend your driver’s license 60 days after your Edmonds DUI arrest or, should you request a Department of Licensing hearing, permit you to argue that the Edmonds DUI case is flawed and thereafter not suspend your license.
The Department of Licensing hearing is a telephone hearing and is solely to determine whether the Edmonds DUI petitioner keeps or loses his/her driver license. These are complicated hearings and important to the Edmonds DUI process. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
Edmonds DUI Collateral Consequences:
In addition to the criminal charges and possible licensing issues that result from an Edmonds DUI arrest, there are many additional problems that an Edmonds DUI defendant must be aware of. These include the mandatory alcohol evaluation, alcohol treatment or classes, DUI victim panel, restrictive driver licenses, SR 22 insurance and an ignition interlock device. All of these collateral requirements may result from an Edmonds DUI arrest. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
Edmonds Alcohol Evaluation:
If you have been charged with an Edmonds DUI you must complete an alcohol evaluation with a State certified treatment agency. Be certain to only attend an alcohol evaluation that is recommended by your Edmonds DUI attorney. Importantly, you must attend an alcohol evaluation that is also approved by the Edmonds DUI Court. Proof of completion must be provided to the Edmonds DUI court and the Department of Licensing, should you receive a license suspension due to the Edmonds DUI arrest. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Edmonds DUI arrest and the diagnosis was that you had no significant problem, you will be required to attend and complete an alcohol drug information school (ADIS). This class is 8 hours long and it is recommended that you complete this ADIS class prior to a final resolution in your Edmonds DUI case. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
Edmonds Alcohol Treatment:
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Edmonds DUI arrest and the diagnosis was that you suffer from some form of alcohol or drug dependence, then you must successfully complete the recommended treatment from a certified treatment agency. Once again, check with you Edmonds DUI attorney for advice regarding what agencies are reputable before providing such documentation to the Edmonds DUI Court.
DUI Victim Panel:
Another requirement of Edmonds DUI that is generally imposed at your Edmonds DUI DUI sentencing is a DUI victim impact panel. While this is not a mandatory requirement, practically Snohomish every Edmonds DUI case has this sanction imposed. The DUI victim impact panel is a community meeting where volunteers who have been victims, offenders, and witnesses of DUIs give testimonies regarding their experiences they have endured due to the actions of drivers under the influence. The panel's focus is to encourage people to be responsible for their choices. It goes without saying, but it still must be said, you must be completely sober when attending. These DUI Victim's Panels are offered in the Edmonds area and your Edmonds DUI attorney can advise accordingly. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
Ignition Interlock Device:
The ignition interlock device is a breath test type apparatus that is connected to the Edmonds DUI driver’s vehicle dashboard, or more correctly to its ignition mechanism. The instrument requires the Edmonds DUI driver to provide a breath sample before allowing the vehicle to start. If the breath sample renders a clean result the Edmonds DUI driver’s vehicle engine will start. Alternatively, if the Edmonds driver provides a breath sample that is over the required amount then the vehicle will not turn over and the failed attempt will be reported to the governing agency. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
An Ignition Interlock Driver License (IIL) allows an Edmonds DUI driver to drive vehicles in the Edmonds area equipped with an ignition interlock device while the Edmonds DUI driver’s license is suspended or revoked as a result of the Edmonds DUI arrest. Be certain to talk with your Edmonds DUI attorney due to the complexity of this option for an Edmonds DUI case. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
SR 22 Insurance:
If you are convicted of an Edmonds DUI (or your license was suspended in the administrative hearing) you will be required to obtain SR-22 automobile liability insurance for a period of at least three years. When you are eligible to have your license reinstated you go to the Department of Licensing and make an application for reinstatement. The SR-22 form must be taken to your insurance company who then completes the form and mails it directly to the Department of Licensing. Consult with your Edmonds DUI attorney for more information.
For information on your Edmonds DUI or Snohomish County DUI please contact our Edmonds DUI attorneys at (425) 493-1115, email us at email@example.com, or check out our other websites at http://www.washdui.com, www.anacortesdui.com, www.everett-dui.co, www.marysville-dui.com, www.dui-bothell.com or www.mukilteodui.com