DUI Happens

We here at SQ Attorneys have said it before and we say it here again, anyone can be arrested, cited and/or charged with DUI. Some recent cases to bring our point home: Rapper Flo Rida, Los Angeles Dodger’s first baseman James Loney and Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace were each recently arrested and/or charged for Driving Under the Influence.

Flo Rida entered into a deal for first time offenders on his DUI arrest in Florida. It is believed that the singer will enroll in the “Back on Track” program which requires him to perform community service and take DUI classes. If the program is successfully completed, Flo Rida will have his DUI charge amended to reckless driving.

James Loney was arrested last month on suspicion of DUI. Currently, authorities are awaiting the results of a blood test performed on the Major League first baseman. Once received, Loney may be formerly charged with DUI. Loney was arrested November 14, 2011 after his 2009 Maserati hit three cars on a Los Angeles freeway.

Ben Wallace was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation but avoided jail time on drunken driving and gun possession charges stemming from a September 2011 traffic stop in suburban Detroit. The judge also sentenced Wallace to fines, court costs and 30 hours of community service. Wallace had no prior record and was cooperative with authorities.
Wallace was arrested at about 3 a.m. on September 24, 2011 in Bloomfield Township after officers spotted him driving a Cadillac Escalade erratically. An unloaded pistol was in a backpack within the car. A breath test put Wallace’s blood-alcohol content at 0.14 percent. Michigan’s legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Wallace pleaded guilty November 1, 2011 to misdemeanor charges of drunken driving and possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. The maximum penalty would have been 93 days in jail.

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.

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