Can anybody be stopped, cited and even charged with Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”)? In short … “yes”. Just ask college football players Darryl Stonum and Nate Montana. The key, however, is what one does after getting a DUI.
Darryl Stonum recently – with the assistance of a qualified DUI attorney – entered a plea deal to a reduced charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired. The plea deal included not only the reduced DUI charge, but also a dismissal of the driving on a suspended license charge that had also been filed against him. Stonum plays wide receiver for the University of Michigan. As a result of the DUI and driving on a suspended license charges, Michigan coach Brady Hoke indefinitely suspended Stonum.
Nate Montana, who is the son of Joe Montana (a former NFL Hall of Fame quarterback), and brother to Nick Montana (a current Washington Husky quarterback), was recently booked into jail on a first-offense DUI charge. Nate, who is also a quarterback, transferred from Notre Dame to the University of Montana earlier this year. With the assistance of a qualified DUI attorney, Nate plead not guilty to the DUI charge, and has court dates in the future to resolve the matter. He is 21 years of age.
Although Stonum and Montana were cited and charged with DUI, with the assistance of a qualified DUI lawyer they should both be able to negotiate their charges down to lesser allegations. Stonum has in fact already done so, and although the charge Stonum is convicted of is a crime, it is less punitive and more favorable than a DUI criminal conviction.
In many instances, a qualified DUI lawyer can significantly reduce the impact that a DUI charge will have on an individual’s life. The right 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 at SQ Attorneys are dedicated to defending those accused of drunk driving. They have the experience, knowledge and resources to successfully defend persons charged with DUI. 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 Seattle, Bellevue or some other city in Western Washington, you deserve the assistance of a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI lawyer who will relentlessly defend your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI defense lawyer who has an intimate understanding of Washington DUI laws and the legal issues that can win your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI 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.