This wonderfully long 4th of July weekend is not quite over, and either are law enforcements’ DUI emphasis patrols. The patrols shall continue through the weekend … and probably beyond. As it is every year, it is a busy time for law enforcement. In fact due to the higher volumes of on duty officers it is a prime time to get a DUI if you have been drinking and get behind the wheel of a car. Heck, I saw 6 police cars in a span of 10 miles on I-5 Friday night. Three of those patrol cars had people pulled over on the side of the road.
Even though Washington has .08 signs posted around the state, they actually may be misleading. Although there is a legal limit of 0.08 in Washington State, a person can get a DUI with a BAC below that proscribed number, or even without a breath or blood test at all. So … simply trying to stay under the ‘legal limit’ may not be all it is cracked up to be. Most likely, if you have a single drink and you get contacted by a police officer, it is probable that you will get arrested for DUI. It is really that simple, unfortunately.
So if you drink, drive a vehicle, get stopped, and then arrested, the best thing you can do is to always be polite and always ask to speak with a Seattle DUI lawyer. A Seattle DUI attorney is not going to judge a person, and certainly will understand the situation. Talking with a Seattle DUI attorney can – at a minimum – help direct person 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.