In the early morning of Saturday, June 17, 2011, two men were booked into King County jail on suspicion of DUI. The vehicle driven was a semi-truck full of automotive parts. The truck allegedly hit a freeway barrier on I-90, lost its right tire and ripped a hole in its gas tank. Thereafter the vehicle continued on with its travels, leaking approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel all over the roadway; ultimately the City of Bellevue had to send a crew out to mop up the spillage. Eventually, the truck pulled over and the occupants jumped out and fled the scene. They were both caught shortly thereafter and are facing criminal charges of DUI and Hit and Run, both gross misdemeanors that carry with them a possible sentence of a year in jail and a fine of $5,000. There is also the possibility of a loss of privilege to drive if the driver is convicted of either the DUI charge or the Hit and Run charge. The difficulty for the prosecution, however, will be in proving who was actually driving the truck; it is not clear who the driver really was in this traffic incident.
Because of the significant implications a DUI arrest and/or conviction can have, it is imperative that a person charged with DUI in Washington State immediately retain a qualified Seattle DUI lawyer or a qualified Bellevue DUI lawyer. In many instances, a qualified Seattle DUI lawyer can significantly reduce the impact that a DUI charge will have on an individual’s life. The right Seattle DUI attorney will be worth his/her weight in gold when protecting a person’s rights, freedom and future. The Seattle DUI attorneys that make up the litigation team of SQ Attorneys are dedicated to defending those accused of drunk driving. They have the experience, knowledge and resources to successfully defend your case. Unlike other law firms that practice in many areas of the law, SQ Attorneys is focused on criminal defense representation with an emphasis on DUI defense in Western Washington.
If you or a loved one is faced with a DUI charge in Western Washington, you deserve the assistance of a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI defense attorney who will relentlessly defend your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI lawyer who has an intimate understanding of Washington DUI laws and the legal issues that could win your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI defense attorney who is not afraid to stand up against the prosecution and aggressively fight for your rights and interests. SQ Attorneys is the right Western Washington DUI law firm for the job. Call for a free initial consultation – (206) 441.0900 (Seattle); (425) 998-8384 (Eastside) – it will be the best decision you make all day.