A misdemeanor DUI charge can leave a person facing strong penalties that permanently impact their life. A person may be arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges if they are found to be driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of greater than 0.08. Additionally, drivers can be arrested for being intoxicated due to other substances if their driving is noticeably impaired.
If you are facing misdemeanor DUI charges, it is important to ensure that you have a committed and capable defense attorney working on your behalf. Contact the Seattle misdemeanor DUI lawyers of Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn by calling 866-822-1230 today for a case evaluation.
Penalties for Misdemeanor DUI Convictions
There are two levels of DUI penalties. In cases when a person is receiving up to their third DUI conviction, they may be charged with misdemeanor-grade DUI. An excessive number of repeat offenses or the injury of another person in an accident resulting from the intoxicated operation of a motor vehicle may result in felony-grade DUI charges.
If a person is convicted of a misdemeanor DUI charge, they may face some of the following penalties:
- Brief jail sentences
- Mandatory additional driver education
- Suspension of a license
In addition to these criminal penalties, DUI convictions can result in the following collateral consequences:
- Loss of insurance
- Lost educational opportunities
- Lost job opportunities
Misdemeanor DUI charges are serious criminal allegations that may remain on a person's criminal record for the remainder of their life. That is why a strong legal defense is extremely important for anyone facing these charges.
If you have been charged with misdemeanor DUI, we can help you fight these charges. For a consultation regarding your case, contact the Seattle misdemeanor DUI attorneys of Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn at 866-822-1230.