Drinking and Driving? You Have Been Targeted!

Washington State Patrol’s “Target Zero” campaign kicked off in earnest on July 1, 2010. Target Zero is a DUI emphasis patrol campaign which involves three dozen law enforcement officers and a group of traffic prosecutors from the Washington State Counties of King, Pierce and Snohomish; the program was ushered in with a five million dollar grant from the federal government, and is intended to last at least two years.

The concept behind the campaign is to have law enforcement and prosecutors work more cohesively and in unison to create arrest reports and to prosecute Washington State DUI cases in and around King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. It goes without saying that Target Zero’s success will undoubtedly be measured by the number of stops, arrests, and convictions for DUI in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Quotas? Of course not. At least not outwardly. But clearly the “powers-that-be” will be expecting to see some positive numerical results, that is only to be expected.

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 retain a qualified Seattle DUI attorney or a qualified Bellevue DUI lawyer in order to best minimize potential legal consequences and protect their rights and interests. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified Seattle DUI lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those charged with DUI in Western Washington. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the DUI allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible.

If you or a loved one is cited for, arrested or charged with DUI in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, or any other county, city or town in Western Washington or the Greater Puget Sound region, call The Criminal Defense Team of SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900 for an initial free consultation.

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