In the state of Washington, a person may be arrested if their driving abilities are impaired due to alcohol or drug intoxication. These DUI charges can have a negative impact on one's personal and professional aspirations in addition to carrying strict criminal penalties. However, a person arrested on these charges has the right to fight for freedom in court or, at least, battle to have their sentencing reduced.
If you have been accused of DUI, a strong criminal defense should be a priority. To learn more about your options as a defendant, contact the Lynnwood misdemeanor DUI attorneys of Cowan Kirk by calling 866-822-1230 today.
Penalties and Punishments for Misdemeanor DUI Conviction
The penalties associated with misdemeanor DUI charges can have a widespread effect on a person's life. Although misdemeanor DUI charges are less severe than related felony charges, a person convicted of a misdemeanor still faces criminal and collateral penalties.
These punishments can include the following problems:
- Loss of driver's license
- Loss of an auto insurance policy
- Loss of academic opportunities
- Loss of financial aid
- Loss of employment
These penalties can seriously hamper a person's plans for the future, particularly if he or she plans to enter a field in which one's moral character is a significant factor.
If you have been charged with misdemeanor DUI, we can help you to craft and present a strong defense. To discuss your defense options with an experienced, tough legal advocate, contact the Lynnwood misdemeanor DUI lawyers of Cowan Kirk at 866-822-1230 today.