A DUI arrest in Washington State can have significant repercussions for anyone – young or old, male or female – but for those that possess a commercial driver’s license (“CDL“), a DUI arrest in Washington State can be personally and professionally devastating. DUI and Commercial Driver’s Licenses: CDL holders are not only subject to the typical driver’s license consequences that all drivers face, but they also face the prospect of losing their CDL regardless of whether they were arrested for DUI while driving their personal vehicle or while driving a commercial vehicle.
In 2002 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA“) gave all states three years to develop state laws consistent with the minimum standards set forth by FMCSA; if the states failed to come into compliance with these minimum standards, they risked losing an abundance of federal funding. In an effort to come into compliance with the minimum standards set forth by FMCSA, the Washington State Legislature passed a number of bills in 2004 – 2006. As a result, CDL holders are at great risk of losing their CDL privilege if they are arrested for driving under the influence in Washington State.
If you possess a CDL and are stopped for DUI in Washington State, you should immediately seek the guidance of a highly skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney in Washington State. SQ Attorneys is a highly skilled and experienced team of practitioners immensely dedicated to aggressively protecting the rights and interests of those accused of DUI in Washington State. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that their client’s integrity and overarching humanity, as well as the totality of the facts and circumstances related to the allegations, are considered in creating a just, fair and equitable resolution.
If you or a loved one is charged with Driving Under the Influence in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County, Thurston County or one of the following cities or towns: Algona, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Burien, Des Moines, Duvall, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Federal Way, fife, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, New Castle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Olympia, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Sea Tac, Seattle, Shoreline, Snohomish, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, and/or Woodinville, or any other city or town in Western Washington, call The Criminal Defense Team of SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.