Spokane DUI Lawyer
A charge of driving under the influence is not a minor inconvenience in our state. Even for first offenders, a conviction for DUI in Washington State includes mandatory jail or home monitoring; hundreds or thousands in fines; and a driver’s license suspension. If you’ve been charged with drunk driving, it pays to get help from an experienced Spokane DUI lawyer.
Cooney Law Offices, P.S. defends clients throughout the Inland Empire accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We help drivers facing all types of DUIs, including drug-related charges, under-21 DUI, Minor in Possession (MIP), commercial driver’s licenses and physical control. We can also help with DUI-related administrative license suspensions.
at 1-509-326-2613 to schedule a free initial case review.
There isn’t just one penalty for DUI in Washington State. A first-time offender whose blood-alcohol concentration tested at least 0.08, or who refused a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) test, faces all of the following:
- One day to one year in jail
- Fines and fees of up to $8,000
- DUI, alcohol and/or drug treatment
- 90 days to two years of driver’s license suspension and the ignition interlock device
- Steep insurance rate increases
Every DUI case can be defended. Sometimes BAC breath tests are unreliable. Scientists have shown that “breathalyzers” can be thrown off by circumstances from what you’ve eaten to how law enforcement administers the test. If you’re charged with a DUI or reckless driving, don’t plead guilty before you speak to us about your legal options.
At Cooney Law Offices, P.S., we pride ourselves on putting customers’ needs and goals first. Working as a team, we will work hard to get the best possible outcome to your DUI case; we even maintain an on-call attorney for criminal matters. Our founder, former Spokane County District Court Judge John C. Cooney, represents one of three generations in his family to practice law in Spokane. We understand our community and its needs, because we’ve been a part of it since 1949.
If you need a Spokane DUI Lawyer, call Cooney Law Offices, P.S. at 509-326-2613.