An experienced DUI attorney can guide you through the legal process and minimize the damage of the criminal charge. From explaining early deadlines to mapping out trial strategy, a DUI attorney relieves the fear of the unknown and helps you focus on family during this stressful time.

Most people accused of a DUI in Spokane County will have a court hearing on the next business day. Separately, most will also have a Department of Licensing (DOL) deadline seven calendar days after the arrest. Your attorney can explain where to park near the courthouse and what happens at the First Court Appearance hearing. They can also verify whether or not the seven-day DOL deadline applies to you and how to comply with it.

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

Everyone wants their DUI dismissed, but dismissals are rare. Your attorney will explain the possible outcomes at trial or negotiated settlements. The differences between a reduction to Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment or Negligent Driving 1st Degree can be nuanced and one that initially looks better might actually be worse for your future. 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 part of our role is to relieve stress. Whether you’ve been accused of a DUI or facing some other legal issue, let the experienced attorneys at Cooney Law Offices guide you to the best possible outcome. Cooney Law Offices. We can help!