Everett Physical Control Attorneys
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Everett, WA DUI and criminal defense, and what a physical control violation can mean to you.
An Everett physical control violation is not the same charge as a regular DUI, but a conviction will lead to penalties that are just as devastating and life-altering. Physical control laws are complex, and even though the details are outlined in Washington State drunk driving law they can be difficult to fully grasp.
To be charged with a physical control violation you do not have to be driving the vehicle (as is the case with a regular Everett DUI). If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or higher, you can be charged with this crime if the arresting officer finds you anywhere within (or around) your vehicle, including the back seat or passenger seat. The only requirement for this charge is that a police officer says you were in physical control of your vehicle, and it doesn’t matter if you were behind the wheel and in the act of driving or not.
An Everett physical control conviction incurs mandatory penalties that can be life-altering and severe. These include up to 364 days in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, and the suspension of your driver’s license. When our law firm represents you in court, our Everett physical control attorneys will do everything they can to help you mitigate these penalties, while working diligently to uncover issues that could cause your charges to be dismissed or reduced.
Experienced Snohomish County drunk driving lawyers can help.
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to handling legal problems. Our Everett physical control lawyers understand the stakes involved in these cases, because they’ve seen the devastating effects that a conviction can cause. There are many ways to build a defense and every situation is unique.
Was your vehicle parked safely off of the roadway when the arresting police officer first noticed it? Was your vehicle operational? Answering these questions will go a long way toward building a line of defense that we can present to the prosecutor, or in court.
WA drunk driving laws both punish persons guilty of committing a crime, and protect the innocent. Our Everett physical control attorneys enter into every case with the goal of resolving it quickly and favorably, but the end result depends largely on the details written in the police report, and other factors that led up to your arrest. With decades of collective experience defending honest, hard-working Washington drivers, our Everett physical control lawyers will ensure that you get professional counsel from start to finish.
Our primary goal is to minimize your penalties.
Being arrested and processed for a Washington drunk driving crime is a humbling experience that can leave you dreading the future. A conviction triggers mandatory penalties that will impact your life in a variety of ways, some of which are impossible to predict. For this reason, it makes sense to minimize these penalties in whatever way possible, both for your benefit and for that of your family. If you believe that you were charged with an Everett physical control violation without reason, then you likely want to do everything you can to right this perceived wrong.
Our Everett physical control attorneys always endeavor to have DUI charges reduced or dismissed, but this is not always possible. The next best thing is to minimize your penalties in whatever way possible. This is why we always working diligently to thoroughly investigate every WA drunk driving case, so that we can do everything legally possible to keep our clients out of jail and validly licensed to drive.
Your Everett physical control lawyer will be a barrier between you and the state.
Our Everett physical control lawyers would like to represent your interests. Throughout this ordeal we will act as a barrier between you and the relentless machinery of the state’s legal system. Who will you choose to represent your interests in Everett? This is undeniably one of the most important decisions you will ever make, so you should choose an attorney that you believe gives you the best chance for a positive and speedy resolution.
Get your FREE evaluation now.
Our Everett legal professionals all offer a free consultation, and this is a great way for you to get some answers before moving forward with your case. If you choose to retain one of our experienced lawyers, we will put our extensive experience handling Everett physical control violations to work for you. Contact the Newcombe Law Offices today.