What are the DUI Penalties?
DUI Attorney for Kitsap County
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an offense that is taken
seriously in the state of Washington. An offense can lead to a number
of damaging outcomes and the effects can stem to many areas of your life.
Many people don't understand the many ways that you can fight a charge
and they end up taking on the penalties when they may have had a strong
case. Allow our Kitsap County criminal defense lawyer at
Ramirez & Walker, Inc. to evaluate your case to determine if you have been falsely accused or
are being penalized more than you deserve.
First Time DUI
Your first DUI offense can seem to come out of nowhere and you may have
thought that you would never be in this position. Thousands of people
face charges for drinking and driving and this includes individuals from
all walks of life. It can include doctors, CEO's, teachers and others
that are wrongfully accused or are penalized more than they should be.
For a first time offense it is important not to fall into the thinking
that you cannot fight a charge because there are many cases where charges
are reduced or fully dropped. Penalties can include between 24 hours to
a year in jail, fines of $865.50 to $5,000, the installation of an ignition
interlock device, a license suspension of 90 days, alcohol or drug education
and Washington SR22 Insurance.
Second and Third Offense
In a second offense the penalties can increase to a license suspension
for two years, jail time between 30 days to a year, fines of $1,120.50
to $5,000. For a third conviction jail time may be between 90 days to
a year, fines $1,970.50 to $5,000 and a license suspension of three years.
For those that have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level that is at or
above .15, the penalties for even a first time conviction can be substantially
Are you facing the possibility of a conviction for drinking and driving?
Get in touch with us immediately.