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The Hidden Costs of a DUI Conviction

As far as criminal activities go, driving under the influence is a relatively new concern. Before the invention and widespread use of the automobile, there was obviously no need for such a law. But the practical implications and consequences of intoxicated driving served to make plain the danger that this combination posed to the safety of all motorists, passengers, and pedestrians. Recent social pressures have led to a stiffening of penalties and sentencing, but despite the severity of these formal legal punishments, it is often the hidden costs of a DUI conviction which have the most serious and lasting effects.

Contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn Law Firm at 866-822-1230 if you have been arrested and are facing prosecution for a DUI offense. We can help to ensure that you receive adequate representation and a fair hearing of your case. These are rights which you are guaranteed and that you simply cannot afford to sacrifice.

Lasting Damage and Lingering Impressions

One of the ideas inherent in the criminal justice system is that there is a length of incarceration that can be deemed as a suitable punishment for an individual convicted of a crime, and that upon completion of that sentence he or she may be considered to have served the debt due to society. The reality, however, especially with DUI convictions, is that the punishment does not end there. Some of the hidden costs of a DUI conviction may be:

  • Loss of eligibility for certain employment opportunities
  • Loss of current employment
  • Lack of access to licensure, housing, and other desired attainments
  • Harsh judgment by one's peers and family members
  • Harmed professional standing

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Your reputation and your freedom are too important to take needless risks. Contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn Law Firm at 866-822-1230 for more information.

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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.