Earlier this month a woman in Bellevue was arrested for DUI. That fact alone isn’t too news worthy. What is news worthy, however, is that the woman ended up grabbing a hatchet from her car. She did this after she ran her car into two other vehicles and got into a confrontation with a witness to the accidents. The witness noticed the woman had wine-stained lips and appeared to be slurring her speech. The witness got into a scuffle with the woman over her keys, and this is when the woman grabbed a hatchet. Officers ultimately arrived on scene and detained the woman. She wasn’t done with her challenging behavior though, as she was uncooperative and allegedly attempted to escape by taking her cuffs off.
Needless to say, this woman was unceremoniously booked into jail. What are the lessons to be learned from this incident? Well, let’s see. First, obviously one should not elect to drive after consuming too much alcohol and/or drugs. Second, if one does elect to drive after consuming too much, he/she should avoid: (1) getting into an accident, (2) arguing with witnesses, (3) pulling out a weapon, (4) being difficult with officers and (5) surreptitiously taking off handcuffs without permission. None of these decisions and/or actions will help a DUI attorney effectively negotiate a positive outcome for their client. Why? Because officers, prosecutors, and judges don’t take kindly to this type of behavior. In short, if you drink and drive, be smart, don’t make things worse for yourself – like the woman in this Bellevue incident.
If you or a loved one is cited/arrested for a traffic infraction or a criminal charge (DUI or otherwise) don’t hesitate to hire a qualified Seattle DUI Lawyer. The Seattle DUI Attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle DUI attorneys that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those cited or charged all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case. So, whether you are cited with an infraction or arrested and/or charged with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or a felony, protect yourself … call SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.