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DUI Penalties

The penalties for DUI (Driving under the Influence) in the State of Washington can be pretty harsh, especially if you have prior driving offenses or additional factors that negatively influence the outcome of your DUI case. The following DUI penalties can be given when a defendant’s BAC level is less than 0.15% or lower. The penalties for a first DUI offense include a minimum of one day in jail and up to 365 days in jail, fines that can range from $350 to $5,000, 90 days of suspended license, an alcohol/drug assessment, and probation up to 5 years. The penalties for a second Seattle DUI offense which occurs within seven years of the first Seattle DUI offense include a minimum of 30 days in jail and a maximum of up to 365 days in jail, fines that can range from $500 to $5,000, 2-years of a suspended license, an alcohol/drug assessment, and probation up to 5 years. The penalties for a third Seattle DUI offense which occurs within a seven year period results can be even greater. They include a minimum of 90 days in jail and a maximum of 365 days in jail, fines that can range from $1,000 to $5,000, 3-years of a suspended license, an alcohol/drug assessment, and probation up to 5 years.

A Seattle DUI offense where the defendant’s BAC level is 0.15% or higher will result in even more severe penalties, which is why you need to have an experienced Seattle DUI attorney on your side from the start. The penalties for a Seattle DUI first offense include a minimum of 2 days in jail and up to 365 days in jail, fines that can range from $500 to $5,000, 1-year of a suspended license, an alcohol/drug assessment, and probation up to 5 years. The penalties for a second Seattle DUI offense which occurs within seven years of the first offense include a minimum of 45 days in jail and a maximum of up to 365 days in jail, fines that can range from $750 to $5,000, 900 days of a suspended license, an alcohol/drug assessment, and probation up to 5 years. The penalties for a third Seattle DUI offense which occurs within a seven year period can include a minimum of 120 days in jail and a maximum of 365 days in jail, fines that can range from $1,500 to $5,000, 4-years of a suspended license, an alcohol/drug assessment, and probation up to 5 years.

These are serious DUI penalties. DON’T FIGHT THEM ALONE! Contact a Seattle DUI attorney at the law offices of Philip Sayles today and let’s fight this together.

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