As many folks may have known (as it was made clear by commercials and electronic road signs), on November 25, 2014 law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State commenced conducting DUI emphasis patrols through the beginning of 2015. Although the ‘emphasis patrols’ may no longer be in effect, don’t be fooled. Law enforcement is out in full force in effect; mounting a campaign against DUI’s. Many law enforcement agencies (like the Seattle Police Department, for instance) have dedicated ‘squads’ for DUI enforcement. The WSP continues to maintain its ‘Target Zero’ program, and undoubtedly county sheriffs also have their own little way of emphasizing the continued crackdown on DUI’s in the State of Washington.
So … in short … do not let your guard down, be careful, and do your best to avoid having a single drink and then driving. because although it is no longer the Holiday season DUI’s remain an emphasis for Washington law enforcement agencies, and city and county prosecutors alike. Especially during this epic Seahawks march to Superbowl XXIX.
Notwithstanding the foregoing ‘warning’, if you or a loved one is arrested for DUI the best thing you can do is immediately contact and retain a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI Attorney. The Seattle DUI lawyers that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are a highly skilled and experienced team of practitioners immensely dedicated to aggressively protecting the rights and interests of those accused of DUI in Western Washington. The Seattle DUI attorneys at SQ attorneys create success by working with both 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 the most just, fair and equitable resolution possible.