Your Seattle DUI
The Seattle Police Department reported 1,383 adults were arrested for DUI in 2009. Your Seattle DUI isn’t another number, it’s a unique case that deserves to be evaluated by a qualifed DUI attorney.
At the Law Offices of Joseph Rome, we believe your case is more than a statistic. We believe your circumstances need to be researched, the procedures surrounding your arrest need to be analyzed, and you need to receive the dignity and opportunity to choose your future.
If you’re convicted of a Seattle DUI, you could be required to serve time in jail. What happens between being charged and sentenced greatly affects the outcome of your case. Whether you’ve partnered with a Seattle DUI attorney who regards your well-being does matter.
In a large urban area like Seattle, the factors surrounding each DUI charge are important. In a high-volume city environment, your case could possibly suffer bias, inaccuracy, or error. The Seattle Police Department offers a significant feature that can reveal details of your arrest: video evidence. Cameras inside first responders’ cars allow courts, attorneys, and defendant’s insight into a DUI charge. Your attorney will most likely want to obtain and review the footage from your arrest, and their findings may offer substantial information for your case.
The Seattle DUI Squad—What it Means for Your DUI
The Seattle Police Department has a special unit in place for investigating possible DUI drivers in the area. Officers on the DUI Squad undergo specific training designed to help them detect and investigate individuals driving under the influence. DUI Squad officers are called in by patrol officers, remain on call for serious collisions, and actively patrol for drivers who appear to be operating vehicles under the influence.
Seattle DUI Squad members regularly patrol local areas and assist other officers from evening to early morning—hours when patrons are likely to be leaving restaurants and bars, and when events typically end.
If you’re pulled over or investigated by a Seattle DUI Squad officer, you’ll want a DUI attorney who knows Seattle law and can carefully evaluate your case for any errors, inaccuracies, or special circumstances.
In 2011, members of the Seattle DUI Squad were investigated for improper arrest procedure. Their investigation is an important reminder that you never want to assume because an officer is specially trained in DUI cases that your Seattle DUI case will automatically receive a harsh sentence or no opportunity for dismissal. With an expert attorney’s opinion and evaluation, it can be possible to locate procedural errors or instances when an officer neglected to follow Seattle DUI process. Your DUI doesn’t have to end in a guilty plea.
Serious Collusions and DUI in Seattle
If your DUI charge was connected with a serious accident, your case was likely investigated by the Seattle DUI Squad. You may also be facing charges like reckless driving or hit and run. It’s important that you have a DUI attorney who can ensure that your DUI was documented and investigated carefully and accurately, and who can work toward fighting or mitigating charges incurred.
Fighting a Seattle DUI
Don’t wonder if the results of your DUI were accurately recorded or if the officer who arrested you had probable cause (justified reasons for arrest and charge). Ask for a free case review and let us help determine the facts of your DUI charge. We’ll bring together information and options from extensive experience fighting DUI charges. Expect us to treat your case with the dedication you deserve—your Seattle DUI isn’t who you are, and it doesn’t have to define your future. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or call (425) 429-1729.