Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a serious criminal offense. A conviction on DUI charges may result in fines, loss of employment, the revocation or suspension of your driver’s license, and possible jail time. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. Being arrested for drunk driving can be an intense and humiliating experience for you or a family member. It is crucial to consult with a knowledgeable Kirkland DUI lawyer who is knows the laws and is ready to aggressively defend both your legal rights and reputation.
Joseph C. Rome is an experienced DUI defense attorney who stays on top of all changes in the state of Washington’s pertaining to DUI laws. He will attempt to achieve the best results for you by using successful DUI defense strategies, including challenging breath test results. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI in Kirkland, WA or throughout the entire state of Washington, contact attorney Joseph C. Rome today at (425) 429-1729 for a free consultation. At the Law Offices of Joseph C. Rome, we work hard to keep license suspensions off your record and your insurance rates down. We are ready to stand up for you.
Washington DUI Law
Under Washington Law, a person is guilty of the offense of Driving Under the Influence if the person is (1) under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or chemical substances when affected to the extent their normal faculties are impaired OR (2) the person has a breath alcohol content over .08. “Chemical substances” may include illegal substances such as marijuana, prescription medication or cocaine. Evidence of impairment of a person’s normal faculties include a slower reaction time, speeding, weaving, driving too slow, slurred speech, glassy eyes and difficulty with balance.
Penalties under Washington law for a conviction of DUI are considered to be one of the toughest in the country. Resolving the case on your own could subject you to sanctions including jail, a license suspension, probation fines, court costs, counseling, substance abuse classes, vehicle impound and more. Our goal at the Law Offices of Joseph C. Rome is to prevent you from being subjected to any of these sanctions, or at the very least, work hard to minimize them. Contact Kirkland DUI defense attorney Joseph C. Rome today. He is dedicated and committed to each client and wants you to get the best results possible.
At the Law Offices of Joseph C. Rome, we are well prepared to defend you, whether you are facing charges in Kirkland and/or throughout the state of Washington. Attorney Rome carefully looks at the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop or breath test. He examines the conduct of police and prosecutors for any illegal or questionable actions. A criminal charge can be devastating to you and your family. Attorney Joseph C. Rome makes it his practice to stay on top of the changing laws and questionable science.
- He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (www.NCDD.com).
- He is trained and qualified the same way police are in administering the standardized field sobriety tests (SFST).
- He is qualified by the National Highway and Safety Administration (NHTSA) to instruct and qualify others in the standardized field sobriety tests.
DUI defense attorney, Joseph C. Rome, knows that DUI arrests can be embarrassing and will do everything possible to handle this confidential matter in a sensitive manner. If you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need to speak with a DUI lawyer immediately. Please fill out our online case review form or call our office today at (425) 429-1729. We will do everything we can to aggressively protect your rights and your freedom.