Snohomish County DUI Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer for DUI/DWI in or near Snohomish County
A DUI conviction can seriously affect your personal, family and professional life. If you have been arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of illegal drugs after failing a field sobriety test such as the walk and turn, one leg stand, horizontal nystagmus test, breathalyzer test, etc. call our firm immediately. We have also represented clients who have refused a sobriety test-whether field test, breath or blood test. A Snohomish County criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Michael P. Sheehy has provided strong and aggressive DUI defense for clients in Lynnwood, Everett, Bothell, Marysville, Edmonds, Mill Creek and other areas nearby. Attorney Sheehy handles each case personally and believes that getting results is better attained by focusing on each client rather than taking on large numbers of cases which would prevent one on one attention.
A Snohomish County DUI defense lawyer at our firm has helped clients get an outcome they never thought possible by providing skilled, knowledgeable DWI defense. The penalties for even a first DUI conviction are very harsh and include mandatory jail time of 1 day to 1 year, up to $5000 in fines and fees, 90 days suspended driver's license among additional possible punishments. The client's defense begins with a thorough examination of all the evidence of the arrest including any tests done and all procedure. Field tests can be highly subjective and breathalyzer machines may be misused or out of calibration. Even blood tests done in a medical facility can be wrong due to lab errors. Additionally, a DWI defense attorney may be able to get a community service commitment or electronic home monitoring ("house arrest") granted in lieu of imprisonment.
Snohomish County DUI & DWI defense lawyer
as soon as possible after a drunk driving or other DUI arrest. We may be able to help you avoid jail time and other penalties!