The purpose of this section is to assist those charged with a DUI in Washington who want to help themselves. The goal is to provide information to help understand the Washington DUI process and the tools to help individuals be proactive in the cause of their own defense. Broken down into several subsections, the following is good information to have before you embark on the process of hiring a Washington DUI lawyer as well as being pertinent even after you are represented. The most successful outcomes usually occur when the client participates. Review the links to the left, read the synopses below or contact our Seattle DUI lawyers to better help understand what you can do in your own defense.
Where Were You Arrested?: This section breaks down the unique aspects of the DUI defense process from the perspective of several different jurisdictions. No two court or prosecutors are exactly the same. Knowing the idiosyncrasies or the jurisdiction of your Washington DUI arrest is vital to your preparation
Be Proactive: A Self Help Guide: There are several things any person who is arrested and charged with a DUI in Washington state can do proactively to better enhance the chances of a successful outcome. Act early and intelligently to help differentiate yourself from the others who are being prosecuted for DUI at the same time you are.
Finding a DUI Attorney: Possibly the most critical and daunting of all of the things you need to do to help ensure you beat the DUI charge. This article reviews the steps everyone should take in seeking out, contacting, interviewing and ultimately hiring a Washington DUI attorney.
The DUI Process: From Arrest to Trial: Every step of the DUI process is important. Review each stage from start to finish to know what to possibly expect.
Potential DUI Outcomes: At Milios Defense, we firmly believe that every DUI charge can be beaten. Discover all of the possible outcomes to your DUI charge and what the consequences of these outcomes would mean to you.
Alcohol Treatment Evaluations: Only in rare circumstances will someone who has been accused of DUI in Washington not be required to undergo an alcohol treatment evaluation. With that in mind is important to know the particulars of the evaluation process.
Deferred Prosecution: Deferred Prosecution is bandied about by many as the quick and simple solution to a Washington DUI charge. Nothing could be further from the truth. Discover exactly what a Washington deferred prosecution means and what it entails.
Quashing DUI Warrants: If you or someone you know has missed a court date, it is possible if not likely that an arrest warrant has been issued. Find out how to quash a warrant so that you are not arrested.
Review Hearings: Anyone who has been convicted of a crime based upon a DUI charge in Washington, whether it was for DUI or a reduced charge, runs the risk that a hearing may be set to review compliance with the court's sentencing conditions. Learn about this process.
DUI Resources: A compilation of Washington DUI Resources.