LAW FIRM OF
DAVID N. JOLLY
Marysville DUI Attorneys
Lynnwood DUI Important Information
If you have been arrested for a Lynnwood DUI you must immediately be advised of a number of important requirements. First, if you were arrested for DUI by a Lynnwood Police Officer it is likely that you were provided with a court date for your DUI in Lynnwood DUI Court. Be sure to check the “golden rod” ticket (criminal citation) which should have a court date (arraignment) for your DUI in Lynnwood DUI Court. Be certain you appear on time at Lynnwood DUI Court for your Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI Judge.
If you were arrested for a DUI in the Lynnwood area by a Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff or a Washington State Trooper your DUI charge will not be filed in Lynnwood DUI Court but in Snohomish County District Court.
Valuable information will be provided to all of our Lynnwood DUI clients in the form of our published DUI guide, “The DUI Handbook for the Accused.” Every Lynnwood DUI client receives a copy of this best selling DUI guide book.
The objective of your Lynnwood DUI attorney is to get the best possible result from your Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI charge (not preferred) or even a Lynnwood Deferred Prosecution. Consult with your Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
Department of Licensing:
The Department of Licensing will either suspend your driver’s license 60 days after your Lynnwood DUI arrest or, should you request a Department of Licensing hearing, permit you to argue that the Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI petitioner keeps or loses his/her driver license. These are complicated hearings and important to the Lynnwood DUI process. Consult with your Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
Lynnwood DUI Collateral Consequences:
In addition to the criminal charges and possible licensing issues that result from a Lynnwood DUI arrest, there are many additional problems that a Lynnwood 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 a Lynnwood DUI arrest. Consult with your Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
Lynnwood Alcohol Evaluation:
If you have been charged with a Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI attorney. Importantly, you must attend an alcohol evaluation that is also approved by the Lynnwood DUI Court. Proof of completion must be provided to the Lynnwood DUI court and the Department of Licensing, should you receive a license suspension due to the Lynnwood DUI arrest. Consult with your Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI case. Consult with your Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
Lynnwood Alcohol Treatment:
If you have obtained an alcohol evaluation following the Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI attorney for advice regarding what agencies are reputable before providing such documentation to the Lynnwood DUI Court.
DUI Victim Panel:
Another requirement of Lynnwood DUI that is generally imposed at your Lynnwood DUI DUI sentencing is a DUI victim impact panel. While this is not a mandatory requirement, practically Snohomish every Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood area and your Lynnwood DUI attorney can advise accordingly. Consult with your Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
Ignition Interlock Device:
The ignition interlock device is a breath test type apparatus that is connected to the Lynnwood DUI driver’s vehicle dashboard, or more correctly to its ignition mechanism. The instrument requires the Lynnwood DUI driver to provide a breath sample before allowing the vehicle to start. If the breath sample renders a clean result the Lynnwood DUI driver’s vehicle engine will start. Alternatively, if the Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
An Ignition Interlock Driver License (IIL) allows a Lynnwood DUI driver to drive vehicles in the Lynnwood area equipped with an ignition interlock device while the Lynnwood DUI driver’s license is suspended or revoked as a result of the Lynnwood DUI arrest. Be certain to talk with your Lynnwood DUI attorney due to the complexity of this option for a Lynnwood DUI case. Consult with your Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
SR 22 Insurance:
If you are convicted of a Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood DUI attorney for more information.
For information on your Lynnwood DUI or Snohomish County DUI please contact our Lynnwood 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