DOL, DUI and License Suspensions

When someone gets cited for DUI, one of the consequences of the incident is the very real and demoralizing prospect of having his/her driver’s license suspended or revoked for a period of time. The period of time of the suspension/ revocation depends on a myriad of factors ranging from whether the person has prior DUI’s to what the breath or blood test result was on the date in question.

If someone has their privilege to drive suspended in Washington, they should go to DOL’s interactive website. The site is actually quite helpful. The following is the specific link to ascertain how and when someone can reinstate their privilege to drive in Washington,  Another helpful source is DOL’s interactive email at ‘DRIVERS@DOL.WA.GOV’. One of DOL’s representatives will generally answer any question posed in a quick and efficient manner. Obviously, no one wants to lose his or her privilege to drive, but at least DOL has instituted a quality method by which folks can figure out if, and when, they are eligible to drive.

If you lose your privilege to drive because of a DUI incident in Washington State, you should not only check with DOL as to when you will be eligible to lawfully drive again, but you should also immediately contact a Seattle DUI attorney. A DUI attorney is not going to judge you, and understands that everyone makes mistakes. Hiring a Seattle DUI attorney to help can – at a minimum – reduce DUI penalties, and can help direct people on how to best deal with their DUI charge. Driving Under the Influence charges can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with DUI in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle DUI lawyer.

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