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DUI First Appearance

A DUI charge in Spokane usually triggers a First Appearance court hearing the next business day. At this hearing the judge will read your rights and the consequences of a DUI conviction, which may include jail time, fines, loss of driver’s license, ignition interlock...

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One DUI Charge. Two Separate Cases

A DUI charge in Spokane will most likely lead to two separate cases: a criminal case in court and a separate Department of Licensing (DOL) administrative case. These are two completely independent cases. You can win one and lose the other. The court case usually...

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What Can a DUI Lawyer Do for Me?

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...

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What Does First Offense DUI Mean?

Most DUI’s in Washington State are misdemeanors and have a 7 year look back to determine offense level. Offense levels dictate the mandatory minimum penalties if you’re actually convicted of a DUI or the related charge of Physical Control. A new DUI arrest will most...

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