Under the Washington Deferred Prosecution Statute, a person who truly believes that he or she suffers from an alcohol and/or drug addiction can petition a court for a dismissal of her pending DUI charge. In exchange, she must: (1) undergo and complete an intensive alcohol and/or drug treatment program, and (2) follow all court ordered conditions for a period of at least five years. Successful completion of the treatment program and compliance with all court ordered conditions likely will result in dismissal of the pending DUI charge in Washington State. Alternatively, failure to successfully complete the treatment program or to successfully comply with all court ordered conditions will result in a DUI conviction. A person is eligible for only one deferred prosecution in her lifetime. As such, anyone facing a DUI charge in Western Washington should confer with a Seattle DUI attorney and/or a Bellevue DUI Attorney before deciding whether or not a deferred prosecution is in her best interest.
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. 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.