To Fire or Rehire, That is the Question

Getting a DUI in Washington State is not the end of the world. Just ask a Spokane police sergeant who was fired in 2009 after driving drunk while off duty; the officer hit a pickup and he thereafter left the scene of the accident. Word has it that now the officer is not only likely to be rehired by the police department but he is also probably going to get more than two years of back pay – totaling approximately $275,000.

According to the Spokesman Review pursuant to a settlement mediated by the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the officer will be rehired March 1, 2012 – albeit in a demoted position – if the Spokane City Council agrees to the deal on February 27, 2012.

Under the settlement agreement, the city is also scheduled to pay the officer’s attorney $15,000; the officer’s attorney argued that the officer’s actions and overall alcoholism was related to stress due to his job and thus the officer had a disability. Now that is just pure genius.

Now more than ever it is necessary to retain a qualified Seattle DUI lawyer when arrested for DUI in Washington State. The right Seattle DUI attorney will be worth his/her weight in gold when protecting your 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 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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