Defending a DUI

If you have been charged with DUI, it is crucial that you begin your defense strategy immediately. There are many possible strategies we can use to defend your DUI charge.

The first step is to speak with you and get all the details about what happened when you were pulled over. We then get a copy of the "discovery" - the police report that could include video and audio recordings. We visit the scene and interview the arresting officer and any other law enforcement personnel that were present, as well as any witnesses. We then meet with you again to determine the best course of action for the defense. Will it be possible to get the case dismissed? In many cases, after this analysis, we find enough to pursue a full dismissal.

In some cases, after an in-depth review of the actual evidence in your case, we discover that there was a rights violation, such as a lack of probable cause for the police stop.

It is also possible that there were errors in police procedure during the arrest, that the testing unit used was faulty, or that the test was administered incorrectly. The field sobriety test is one of the most easily challenged pieces of evidence presented against someone charged with DUI. Since it is so susceptible to error, it is vital that we review how the test was administered, as well as any results of the test before your case proceeds any further.

If it is not possible to obtain a full dismissal, we proceed to determine how we can best mitigate the sentence and impact.

Because there are so many opportunities to defend a DUI charge, it is in your best interest to enlist in the help of a skilled DUI attorney so that we can use those opportunities to fight the charges brought against you.

Client Reviews
Mark C. Blair has no rival in his field in Seattle. A consummate professional. Communication was brief, straightforward, easy to understand, and without a typical condescending tone you can sometimes experience from attorneys on top of their field. Correspondence was timely and always affective. Any in need of criminal defense, should have a conversation with Mr. Blair, and you will quickly see and feel, no further contacts, referrals, or phone calls need be made. The money and time that can be saved by streamlining future contact and collateral damage in the sentencing process will far and away be worth every penny of the fee structure. Thank you very very much Mark Blair. N.Mark French
Sara Kim of BlairKim is a great attorney. I had never before had representation or dealt with the legal system and she made it very easy for me. She converted the legalese into laymans terms for me and helped me to understand the steps of the process. When I hesitated on certain decisions, Sara gave me the confidence and encouragement to proceed – especially since it was most beneficial to me in the long run. Sara is very straightforward and professional while also being personable and pleasant to deal with. Tamara
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