The Washington criminal system and DUI laws can be very confusing and overwhelming. Lynnwood DUI Attorney Joseph Rome understands that being arrested for a DUI in Lynwood is probably the most terrifying experience you have been through. Due to the complexity of the laws and the pure horrifying nature of the experience Lynnwood DUI Lawyer Joseph Rome offers a free consultation and will listen carefully to the details of your case.
Lynnwood DUI convictions can have serious consequences to your life and possibly even your occupation. A conviction would include costly fines and other penalties which consist of mandatory minimum jail and licenses suspension. It is highly recommended that you contact a competent Lynnwood DUI lawyer at your earliest opportunity after being arrested.
Due to the complexity of DUI laws and DUI procedures the Police most follow, just because you have been arrested and charged does not mean you will be found guilty. Attorney Rome is an experienced DUI attorney and has devoted countless hours and dollars to DUI defense training. He has participated in several of the same trainings as the Police Officers. Joseph Rome is qualified to administer and instruct in the Standardized Filed Sobriety Tests. These standardized tests are the tests that you may have participated in on the roadside. The only three tests that have been validated by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) are:
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN);
- Walk and turn (WAT); and
- One leg stand (OLS)
According to NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Manual
“It is necessary to emphasize this validation applies only when:
- The tests are administered in the prescribed, standardized manner
- The standardized clues are used to assess the suspect’s performance
- The standardized criteria are employed to interpret that performance
If and one of these standardized field sobriety test elements is changed, the validity is compromised”
Being arrested for driving under the influence in Lynnwood you have 20 days to request a hearing to attempt to save your license. It is important to talk to a qualified Lynnwood DUI Lawyer as soon as possible. You will want to go over every detail of your case to determine your defenses and where the officer may have made errors in the legal procedures. Please contact the Law Offices of Joseph Rome and your earliest convenience or call (425) 429-1729 to schedule a free consultation.