If you were arrested for a Kent DUI (in the city of Kent by the Kent Police Department) your case will be filed in the Kent Municipal Court at the King County District Court South Division at the Aukeen Courthouse. The filing of your DUI in Kent means that the prosecutors working on your case will be from the Kent City Attorney’s office and the Judge will likely be the elected judge for the city of Kent or possibly a Pro Tem judge.
At this time, DUI cases that are filed in Kent may take two to six weeks to be filed, though in some cases you may be required to be before a judge within 72 hours. You shouldn’t wait before speaking with a Kent DUI lawyer. Your privilege to drive is at risk of administrative suspension through the Washington Department of Licensing. You have 20 days from the date of your DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing. There are also several steps that you can begin working on now that will ultimately be helpful in the preparation and negotiation of your case. By being proactive you and your Kent DUI attorney will be prepared when your case is filed. This will ultimately save you money, time and stress when your case is filed.
In Kent, the prosecutors will often ask for conditions of release that will require you to be proactive and prepared. Having retained experienced DUI attorneys, you will have the benefit of our insights into the issues around these conditions and the judge who will be presiding over your case. This will influence not only the conditions of your release but the future outcome of your case as well.