Ok this is a pretty extreme case of a repeat DUI offender. This guy has managed to get seven DUI's and he is only 42 years old. This case did not occur in Washington State, but In Idaho. But the legal alcohol limit for Idaho is the same as Washington State .08. This is a case where you can see that public opinion is quite negative toward DUI charged, and especially DUI charges.
If you have gotten a DUI in Bellevue, WA then you know that a Bellevue DUI can be devastating. Bellevue police has been running extra DUI patrols all labor day weekend and looking for intoxicated drivers in Bellevue. If you have received a Bellevue DUI or a Kirkland DUI or a Redmond DUI then I am hoping it is not your seventh one. I hope it is your first, or maybe second Bellevue DUI.
The problem is the stigma that can come with multiple DUI arrests. In this extreme case the judge and prosecutor seem to have made an agreement to allow the defendant to spend the rest of his life in prison. It is important to note that in Washington State you cannot be charged with multiple DUI's if you received the previous DUI more than seven years ago.
Even if the Bellevue Police pull you over for DUI and it is your first Bellevue DUI, the stigma that can go along with this conviction will likely last seven years and possibly longer. If you have been charged with a Bellevue DUI or a Kirkland DUI or a Redmend DUI give me a call and let me know. I'll be happy to sit down with you and talk about your options. Having a Bellevue, Renton, Kirkland or Redmond DUI attorney fighting for you will make a difference.
Additionally, I have put together some written Washington State DUI information:
Please use this page as a resource, and when your ready for individualized information about your DUI in Bellevue, Redmond or Kirkland give me a call.