Getting a DUI doesn’t have to ruin a person’s life; there is life after a DUI conviction. Making efforts to ensure positive things happen is the key. Sandra Husk, a woman with a 12 year old drunk driving arrest, is making such an effort. She is in the running (with three other finalists) to become Seattle School’s next superintendent; the Seattle School Board President, Michael DeBell, says he does not consider the incident an obstacle to hiring Ms. Husk.
Ms. Husk, currently the superintendent in Salem, Ore., headed a Colorado school district when she was stopped by the Colorado State Patrol in February 2000 for DUI. Later that year Ms. Husk pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving while impaired. Ms. Husk left Colorado in 2001 to become superintendent of a district in Tennessee. In 2006, she was hired as superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
The Salem-Keizer Public Schools was aware of the 2000 incident when it hired Ms. Husk. “It was not a deterrent to our decision-making,” said Rick Kimball, board chairman of the Salem-Keizer Public Schools who praised Husk as a leader and innovator.
Here in Seattle, Mr. DeBell said, “Obviously everything of relevance goes into the candidate’s overall profile, but this was a long time ago. Our last president had a DUI. I think it’s something that does happen to people occasionally.”
Getting a DUI is very serious, but it does not have to be career ending. It can be overcome if dealt with correctly and maturely. 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 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.