As Washington DUI attorneys all know, anyone can be arrested for driving under the influence – even law enforcement officers. Case in point, a Seattle Police patrol sergeant was arrested earlier this month while off duty. The patrol sergeant – Scott Moss – told the arresting state patrol trooper that he hadn’t consumed alcohol for five hours before being pulled over. He had spent the evening in Bremerton and was asleep just before a friend dropped him off at his car around 5 a.m. the morning of the alleged incident. Mr. Moss was stopped because his vehicle allegedly drifted onto the freeway’s shoulder. During the trooper’s contact with Mr. Moss, he smelled alcohol about Mr. Moss. Mr. Moss was subsequently arrested for DUI and taken to a police precinct where he submitted to an analysis of his breath. His BAC results were measured at .069 and .075, respectively; both results were below Washington’s legal per se limit of .08. Apparently Mr. Moss questioned why he was being processed for DUI when his BAC was below the legal limit. The arresting trooper’s supervisor intimated that it was because by doing the math it was clear to see that Mr. Moss was over the legal limit at the time of the stop. A Seattle Police Department internal investigation has been launched into the matter.
Because of the significant implications a DUI arrest and/or conviction can have, it is imperative that a person charged with DUI in Washington State immediately retain a qualified Seattle DUI lawyer or a qualified Bellevue DUI lawyer. In many instances, a qualified Seattle DUI lawyer can significantly reduce the impact that a DUI charge will have on an individual’s life. The right Seattle DUI attorney will be worth his/her weight in gold when protecting a person’s rights, freedom and future. The Seattle DUI attorneys that make up the litigation team of SQ Attorneys are dedicated to defending those accused of drunk driving. They have the experience, knowledge and resources to successfully defend your case. Unlike other law firms that practice in many areas of the law, SQ Attorneys is focused on criminal defense representation with an emphasis on DUI defense in Western Washington.
If you or a loved one is faced with a DUI charge in Western Washington, you deserve the assistance of a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI attorney who will relentlessly defend your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI lawyer who has an intimate understanding of Washington DUI laws and the legal issues that could win your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI defense attorney who is not afraid to stand up against the prosecution and aggressively fight for your rights and interests. SQ Attorneys is the right Western Washington DUI law firm for the job. Call for a free initial consultation – (206) 441.0900 (Seattle); (425) 998-8384 (Eastside) – it will be the best decision you make all day.