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Military Recruitment and DUI

As many young Americans weigh their options, the military has always presented a viable possibility for those who believe they have the character and skills to thrive in that environment. Due to the importance and gravity of the work that they do, the modern United States military is selective in determining who may enlist. While many branches welcome candidates to contact their local recruitment center, they may not be so pleased to see one or multiple DUIs on a permanent record.

If you are considering a future in the military and are currently facing prosecution for DUI, you need a skilled and experienced legal representative to assist you with your case. Contact the Seattle DUI attorneys of the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn Law Firm by calling 866-822-1230.

Legal Options for Recruitment

For many young people, a DUI charge on their record can prove extremely detrimental to their recruitment prospects. However, there are some options available to assist those who are interested in working to clear their good name. These possibilities include the following:

  • Having a record modified or expunged
  • Working through a waiver
  • Proving desirable characteristics to a recruiter and, therefore, commander
  • Presenting a recruiter who will speak on your behalf to reduce sentencing

Some courts consider that the illustration of an intention to join the military suggests that prior offenses were momentary lapses of judgment for a person with an otherwise strong drive to succeed in life. Considering that this may reduce a probationary period and modify a permanent record, these legal status changes may be sufficient to be considered for recruitment.

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For help in the handling of your DUI case and to counter the effects that a DUI arrest may have on your military prospects, contact the Seattle DUI attorneys of the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn Law Firm today at 866-822-1230.

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Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

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If you need a DUI defense attorney in Seattle, Bellevue, or King County, contact us today to find out why respect for our clients, a passion for justice, and our commitment to winning have earned each of us the highest honor a member of the bar can receive from our colleagues – their referrals.