Redmond DUI attorney John T. has handled many DUI cases just like yours. While serving in the City of Everett Prosecutor's office, John T. learned to view DUI cases through the eyes of a prosecutor and understands the prosecutorial commitment to public safety. As a private defense attorney, he has obtained favorable results for clients in Redmond.
Can I get a City of Redmond DUI case Dismissed?
If you have been charged with a DUI in the City of Redmond, there are a number of ways that your DUI charge could be dismissed:
1. The Redmond Police have not properly maintained or calibrated the breathalyzer device;
2. There are problems with lab contamination;
3. The individuals that tested your blood were not properly certified;
4. The Redmond Police Officer who administered the breathalyzer was not properly certified;
5. Your blood or breath was not taken within two hours after driving;
6. A medical condition explains why it appeared to the police officer that you were under the influence;
7. You have dentures, braces or dental implants that may have affected a breathalyzer.
Will the City of Redmond reduce charges against me?
Mitigating factors may reduce the charges against you. These factors include:
1. No history of driving under the influence;
2. No significant criminal history;
3. Other mitigating factors in your personal or family life that may indicate this was a one-time occurrence;
4. Personal accomplishments and contributions to the community and City of Redmond;
5. You may be a social drinker with no history of alcohol abuse.
What are the legal elements that the City of Redmond must prove for me to be convicted of DUI?
Driving under the influence. RCW 46.61.502
(1) A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state:
(a) And the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person's breath or blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or
(b) The person has, within two hours after driving, a THC concentration of 5.00 or higher as shown by analysis of the person's blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or
(c) While the person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug; or
(d) While the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, and any drug.
(2) The fact that a person charged with a violation of this section is or has been entitled to use a drug under the laws of this state shall not constitute a defense against a charge of violating this section.
(note that this is a State of Washington Law and not City of Redmond Code)
What is a Free Consultation and how does it work?
As a seasoned Redmond DUI attorney, it is my job to seek a dismissal or reduction in the charges against you. You want individualized information about your case and you want it now. I understand. I will sit down with you, review your options, and talk with you about your City of Redmond DUI case. It is important that we get your side of the story. Many people who have been charged with a DUI simply assume that blowing over a 0.8 BAC closes the case. This is just the beginning. Seeking a Redmond DUI attorney is the next important step.
It is imperative to get started as soon as possible- the more time we have before the trial date, the more time we have to prepare a robust defense. The free consultation is an in-depth analysis of your legal options. Unlike many attorneys, I do not have a time limit on the consultation, ask all the questions you want. The goal is to provide you with individualized information and options about your case.
Please bring any paperwork or documentation that the Redmond Police Department, King County District Court (Redmond Division), Washington State Department of licensing or any other agency may have provided to you. The consultation is free and we will provide you with information you need to make informed legal decisions moving forward.
Suspended License (The 20 day rule)
The Washington State Department of Licensing requires that you file for a D.O.L. hearing within 20 days of your DUI. If you fail to file for this hearing within 20 days of your DUI, your right to a hearing is waived and your license will be suspended for 90 days (1 year for a 2nd offense). Your license will be suspended on the 61st day following the date of your arrest by the Redmond Police for DUI.
A public defender cannot assist you with a D.O.L. hearing because it is not a criminal proceeding. Losing your license for an extended period of time can have a significant impact on your life and career. If you received a DUI less than 20 days ago, call me for a free consultation so we can discuss your options. By requesting a D.O.L. hearing, we may be able to prevent your license from being suspended while you wait for a hearing. It could be months before the D.O.L. can provide you with a hearing so speaking with an attorney before the 20-day window is critical.
King County District Court (Redmond Courthouse)
Redmond is generally regarded as being extremely difficult on DUI defendants in terms of reducing charges. The King Couty District Court - East Division, Redmond Courthouse is located at: 8601 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
King County District Court - East Division, Redmond Courthouse hears all criminal misdemeanor cases and processes all non-criminal traffic citations and parking citations for violations occurring within the city limits of Redmond. Arraignments are generally held at 8:45am on Monday mornings for DUI's in Redmond. If you have been scheduled for an arraignment you should speak with a Redmond DUI attorney prior to your arraignment.
Before you attend a court date at the King County District Court, it is important to obtain aggressive and affordable representation.
Redmond DUI Statistical Analysis
In 2013, the City of Redmond charged 92 individuals with DUI and in 2014 the Redmond Police Department charged 64. In 2015 Redmond is on pace to write about the same number as they did in 2014. This is a rate of a little over one DUI per week. Redmond currently has a population of around 60,000 people. Redmond currently has its own police department and does not contract with King County for law enforcement. This means that City of Redmond DUI enforcement is not necessarily consistent with the rest of King County.
In 2013, based on population, 1 in every 659 Redmond residents received a DUI. The city of Redmond is aggressive about giving out DUIs and seeking support from a seasoned DUI attorney is critical. Unfortunately, the City of Redmond prosecutors have been hesitant to reduce DUI charges in 2014 and 2015. In 2014 City of Redmond prosecutors have convicted 66% of those charged with DUI in Redmond. This is in stark contrast to 37% in Kirkland and about 50% in Renton.
Hiring a Local Attorney Matters
My office is located in the heart of downtown Bellevue. Not only am I located in Bellevue, but I grew up here and graduated from Bellevue High School. I have relationships in the Bellevue and Redmond communities and am familiar with the prosecutors and judges who will be handling your case.
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