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Reckless and Negligent Driving Associated with Drinking

Being arrested and charged with DUI is a serious matter that can significantly interfere with many different aspects of your life. If you have been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, it is likely because you were engaged in driving behaviors that were in violation of the law or which seemed inappropriate to the conditions of the surrounding roadway. As soon as you consume the first alcoholic beverage of the day, your judgment and motor skills begin to be dulled.

We recognize that people make mistakes and are committed to ensuring that those persons who are facing a DUI case receive the competent and vigorous defense that they need. Contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Law Firm at 866-822-1230 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case.

Abnormal Driving Behaviors

The impairments that develop as your blood becomes more saturated with alcohol can affect virtually every facet of your driving ability. You may be unable to accurately gauge distances or might become distracted easily by lights on and near the roadway.

Some of the abnormal driving behaviors that you might unknowingly engage in while under the influence may include:

  • Operating a vehicle at speeds far in excess of the posted limit
  • Drifting between lanes without utilizing your turn signal
  • Miscalculating the speed at which to take a turn
  • Failing to note the presence and maneuvers of vehicles in the surrounding roadway

Errors like these can be grounds for police to pull your vehicle over and administer a blood alcohol content test to you. In addition, you could find yourself facing charges of certain traffic violations in addition to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Do not take any unnecessary chances with your freedom and driver's license. Contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Law Firm at 866-822-1230.

Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn

Cowan Kirk 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.