Help is Here.
You already know what it’s going to take to get help. That’s why you’re here. A great Seattle DUI lawyer is the answer.
When you hire a DUI attorney, certain things start to happen right away. First, you instantly feel better because you know you have an expert on your side who’s only job is to take care of you.
Second, your DUI attorney starts working immediately to find as many problems with your case as possible. This usually starts with collecting a ton of information (police reports, photographs, disciplinary history, breath test records, video recordings, audio recordings, etc.) and ends with piecing all of that information together so what may have at first looked like a terrible case now looks pretty good.
Third, and finally, a lot of your anxiety about the case lowers. You are in constant contact with your DUI lawyer, who makes sure you understand exactly what is going on and exactly what will happen next.
Don’t you feel better about your case already? Call 206.973.0407 to schedule your free consultation today.
Our Idea of a Great Seattle DUI Lawyer
Emerald City Law Group focuses on three areas to ensure we provide the great service we promise:
- Follow through
Every lawyer at our firm, no matter who you talk to, will share several common traits.
First, we all have trial experience. The fact is, not many of our cases go to trial. Your case probably won’t either. But having a DUI lawyer on your side who prosecutors know will take a case to trial helps you get results. We aren’t afraid of anyone.
Second, we’re all certified in the administration of field sobriety tests. To find out what’s wrong with your case, we have to know exactly what the cops are supposed to be doing when they investigate you for DUI. The best way to do that is to take the same training they do.
Third, we all participate in weekly legal updates to make sure we are on top of the latest legal decisions and changes in law out there. Every week we have a staff meeting and the first thing we do at that meeting is talk about any statutes that have been updated and any new case decisions that have come out. It’s something we have to do to make sure we have all the firepower possible to get you the best results.
Fourth, we are all members of the National College of DUI Defense. This is an organization dedicated to training and helping the best DUI lawyers around the country do their job. We are constantly upgrading and fine tuning our legal skills to ensure we get the best results for our clients.
At Emerald City Law Group communication isn’t just being able to talk to us when you have a question. That should be assumed and something that happens automatically.
We want to give you more.
Instead of waiting for you to call us for information, like most law firms do, we proactively communicate with you. When you hire us you can expect a weekly email updating you on the status of your case and any changes that have taken place. If nothing has changed you’ll know. But you won’t be left guessing.
We don’t rely on memory to make sure your case is being taken care of. After helping hundreds of people get out of trouble with their DUI charge we began to create a specific set of processes and procedures that we carry out on every one of our cases.
The moment you hire us a process that includes over 100 action items begins in your case. Important court deadlines are entered, important internal firm deadlines are entered, and your case begins down a path that ensures you are getting our best effort.
How Do I Get Started?
That’s a great question. And it’s easy. To get started, just call us right now at 206.973.0407 to schedule your free consultation.
When you call you’ll be greeted by Audrey, if you are calling during business hours, or one of our live receptionists if you call during non-business hours. From there you’ll come in and talk to us to see if we can be of service to you.
Don’t wait to call. Your consultation is free and there is a ton of information you need to know NOW to get the results you want. What have you got to lose?
Should One Mistake Ruin Your Life?
Of course it shouldn’t. And, to be honest, it probably won’t.
The better question to ask is, should one mistake change the course of your life? Again, it shouldn’t, but with a DUI conviction, that may be exactly what happens.
Short Term Consequences of a DUI Conviction
I’m sure a lot of the websites you are reading are trying to scare you into calling them for help. We don’t do that here. All we do is lay out the facts. You decide what’s important for you in a DUI attorney.
A DUI conviction carries with it some short term consequences:
- 90 day driver’s license suspension;
- 24 hours in jail;
- 1 year ignition interlock device requirement;
- 3 year SR22 insurance requirement;
- 60 months of probation;
- Alcohol assessment;
- Alcohol/Drug Information School;
- DUI Victim’s Impact Panel;
- DUI conviction on your record for life;
- Inability to go to Canada;
- Lost time at work going to court;
- Lost productivity at work worrying about your case; and
- Embarrassment of friends and family;
These things we know will happen in the short term. These are the things we focus on first. These are the things that sting the most because we can see them right in front of us.
But the long term consequences have a much greater risk of doing significant damage.
Long Term Consequences of a DUI Conviction
Going to jail for one day won’t be fun. Driving with an interlock device for one year will be an extreme hardship. But there are far greater consequences that come with a DUI conviction.
Do me a favor real quick and think about where you want to be in 5 years. What does your life look like? My guess is that it involves some of these things:
- Job where you make more money;
- Job where you have more responsibility;
- Job doing what you love;
- Nice car;
- Time for vacations;
- and on and on.
That sounds like a pretty good life, right? Doing something you love and getting to enjoy it with people you deeply care about.
A DUI conviction can throw a big wrench into those plans. Will it destroy those plans? Probably not. That’s what is great about America. If you want something bad enough you can get it.
What do you think happens the next time you are up for promotion and they run your criminal history and see a DUI conviction? What do you think happens when you go after that job you’ve always wanted and you’re competing with people that have never been in trouble.
Do you see how this conviction can cost you more than just a day in jail? It can keep you from reaching your dreams as fast as you should.
Instead of getting that promotion in one year it could take you three, which puts the next promotion you would get farther out than it would have originally. It’s a chain reaction that never ends.
A DUI conviction could cost you thousands in lost future earnings and lost future time with your family.