The year 2011 has blown in, and with it a new Washington State law. Seattle DUI Attorneys can now advise prospective and actual clients alike, that Washington’s ignition interlock law has expanded the category of drivers who can actually apply for and be granted an ignition interlock license; the ignition interlock device tests for alcohol in a driver’s breath before his/her car will be permitted to start.
Under Washington State’s 2008 ignition interlock law, only drivers arrested for DUI in Washington State could be granted an ignition interlock license; generally taking at least 15 days to obtain after all pertinent documentation had been submitted to Washington State’s Department of Licensing for processing. Now those who have been convicted of vehicular assault or vehicular homicide due to DUI can also obtain the ignition interlock license. The required period for the device depends on a multitude of factors, and can range from 1 – 10 years, and perhaps longer at the discretion of a court of law. Interestingly, the law now also requires that a driver who has an ignition interlock device on his car to have no failed blows on starting his car for a period of four consecutive months before the device will otherwise be authorized for removal.
DUI laws in Washington just got a bit tougher, and they stand to get even tougher as the next decade roles in. If you or a loved one is cited or charged with DUI in Western Washington it is imperative that a Seattle DUI attorney be retained as soon as possible to ensure all personal, professional and financial interests are protected. Seattle DUI Lawyers Greg Schwesinger and Saad Qadri of SQ Attorneys represent defendants and petitioners through all phases of their Washington State DUI case. This includes not only fighting for the accused’s rights and interests at all criminal court proceedings, but also fighting for the accused’s driving privileges during an administrative telephonic hearing through the Washington State Department of Licensing. The Seattle DUI Attorneys of SQ Attorneys are experienced and proven negotiators that make a world of difference for those accused of DUI. SQ Attorneys is a team of seasoned Seattle DUI lawyers that work tireless to achieve the best possible outcome for each and every client they have the honor of representing. Arrested for DUI in Western Washington? Call The Criminal Defense Team of SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900 or (425) 998-8384 for an initial free consultation.