An experienced DUI attorney can help someone facing a criminal charge in countless ways. From explaining early deadlines to mapping out trial strategy, a DUI attorney will relieve the fear of the unknown and help you focus on family and work during this stressful time.

Most DUI charges within Spokane County have a court hearing on the next business day after arrest and most will also have a separate DOL deadline only seven calendar days after the arrest. Your attorney can recommend where to park near the courthouse and explain what happens at the First Court Appearance. They will also tell you whether the seven-day DOL deadline applies to your DUI charge or not.

Once your case transitions into the Pre-Trial phase, your attorney will obtain the evidence from the prosecutor, also called discovery, which includes police reports, police videos and breath test or blood draw records. Your attorney can interview witnesses and analyze and discuss all of this evidence with you. They will apply the law to the allegations and build arguments to try to save your driver’s license and suppress evidence in court.

Everyone wants their DUI dismissed, but dismissals are rare. Most DUI’s conclude with a negotiated resolution rather than a jury trial. Your attorney can explain the consequences of each of the various settlement options. For some folks, whose case is trending toward a reduction, Reckless Driving may actually be a better than Reckless Endangerment, but the differences between those two amendments are nuanced. Your attorney will listen to your specific concerns and help craft the best possible outcome for you. Each DUI is different because each client is different.

At Cooney Law Offices we believe the primary goal of an attorney is to relieve stress. When someone has been accused of a DUI or facing any other legal issue, they are concerned about the outcome. Let the experienced DUI attorneys at Cooney Law Offices guide you through this process. Cooney Law Offices. We can help!