DUI Defense

Washington state DUI laws seem to get tougher every year. Not only do the penalties keep getting harsher, but the techniques for defending drunk driving cases keep getting more complicated as well. To make sure that your rights are fully protected, get the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact us at the Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding for a free consultation.

You probably already know that a conviction for DUI calls for a mandatory suspension of your driver's license and the requirement that you use the ignition interlock device for 12 months once you get your license back. You might not be aware, however, that your options for pleading guilty to a non-alcohol related offense are extremely limited. If you've already done so, they no longer exist.

An Experienced DUI Lawyer Can Explain Your Options

In Washington state, you basically get one chance to plead to a reduced charge in a DUI case, and we can help you make the most of it. We look at your overall record and advise you accordingly. We also look at the facts of your case and see if you have grounds either for challenging the traffic stop or arrest, or for contesting the evidence of unlawful intoxication. Our firm will give you sound advice about your alternatives, and it's up to you whether we take your case to court.

Attorney Erik P. Kaeding has successfully handled all types of DUI cases, including subsequent DUI charges and Breathalyzer refusal cases. If the prosecution needs to prove intoxication through police reports and field sobriety tests, his skill at cross-examination can make it very difficult to prove the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

Contact Us Before Pleading Guilty

Think twice before accepting a guilty plea offer on a DUI charge. For resourceful representation in your defense, contact an attorney at the Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding.