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Tacoma DUI Attorneys
Serving all of Pierce County
All District and Municipal Court Handled
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Experienced Washington State Drunk Driving Defense
Aggressive Tacoma DUI lawyers fighting to keep you out of jail and able to drive.
The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe
A Tacoma DUI arrest is NOT a conviction!
If you or someone that you care about has recently been arrested or criminally charged with drunk driving in Pierce County, you no doubt have a lot of questions regarding what happens next. If you are like most of our DUI clients, you are also feeling overwhelmed, confused, and anxious. Our lawyers are here to make sure that you understand your legal rights and that you have options when it comes to fighting your drunk driving charges.
When many of our clients have been first arrested or charged with DUI, they want and need answers quickly. Our lawyers never charge for your initial consultation. We want you to understand that there are ways to challenge and fight almost every DUI charge. Our attorneys have handled over 500 DUI cases throughout Western Washington, and we have yet to see a perfect set of drunk driving police reports.
We are always happy to answer all of your questions.
- Am I going to go to jail?
- Will my DUI arrest result in my driving privileges being suspended or revoked?
- Can my drunk driving arrest or criminal charge get me fired from my current employer?
- How long will it take for my drunk driving case to be resolved?
- What happens when I go to court?
- Should I contest my Washington State Department of Licensing administrative suspension?
- How much are your DUI attorney fees?
- Is your initial consultation free?
- Can you offer me an affordable payment plan if I retain you for my drunk driving charge?
We understand that this process can be embarrassing, confusing, anxiety ridden, and downright overwhelming. If were recently arrested, you are probably in a bit of a state of shock and feeling extremely frustrated. We want you to know that these emotions are completely normal. A DUI arrest is devastating. The good news, however, is that you don't have to face your criminal charges alone.
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Every DUI criminal charge can be fought on some level!
Our Tacoma DUI
lawyers understand exactly what you are going through right now. We understand that absolutely anyone can be charged with drunk driving. No one
sets out for an evening of fun with the hope and intention of being pulled over and arrested for DUI. But, it happens, sometimes even to people who are innocent. Regardless of your specific circumstances, a driving under the influence criminal charge means having you entire life turned upside down and put on hold. We're here to help.
At the Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe, our Pierce County DUI attorneys are dedicated to serving those who were charged or wrongfully accused of driving under the influence. We have decades of collective legal experience handling complex drunk driving cases throughout Washington State. We handle all alcohol-related criminal offenses in Washington State:
- DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants)
- Minor DUI
- Felony DUI
- Boating Under the Influence: BUI
This experience provides us with a unique perspective and skills set when it comes to fighting alcohol-related criminal charges in Washington State, especially DUI charges. We are not afraid to set your case for trial if that is what is required. Our Tacoma DUI attorneys are aggressive and pragmatic. We know how to properly evaluate and fight your case. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who know their way around the courtroom.
If you or a loved one has recently been charged with a drunk driving, we highly recommend that you speak with a DUI attorney from our team. Washington State's DUI laws are harsh and unforgiving, and without the help of a skilled and experienced criminal driving attorney, you may end up forfeiting certain critical legal rights that could be protecting you instead.
When you hire our legal team, you can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way. We will be with you at your first court appearance. And, we will be your side at every court hearing until your case is resolved. Facing a DUI/DWI charge is a serious matter, and should not be taken lightly. If you are convicted of drunk driving in Washington State, you are facing mandatory and harsh punishments that include jail time, license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock device, steep fines, alcohol treatment, and probation.
Talk to a Pierce County drunk driving defense lawyer now!
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We understand that finances may be a concern for you during this difficult time. Believe me, we understand. But, you need to get someone who knows what they are doing between you and the state. Otherwise, you will get run over. All you need to do is turn on your evening news to see the statewide emphasis on DUI prosecution these days. And, Pierce County is no exception.
More importantly, you should not let the cost of hiring an attorney stand in the way of your freedom. No honest and reputable Pierce County DUI law firm can ever make any kind of a guarantee when it comes to your criminal charges, especially without having thoroughly reviewed your police reports. But we will make you one promise. We will do everything legally possible to aggressively fight your charges in an attempt to successfully resolve your case.
That’s why we offer low flat fees and affordable plans so you can fight for your freedom and driving privileges without having to worry about how you are going to pay for your legal counsel. We want to help you challenge this Tacoma DUI/DWI charge so you can put the past behind you and move forward with your life.
Many of our clients choose us as their Tacoma DUI attorneys of choice because:
- We have decades of combined experienced handling complex DUI cases.
- We aggressively fight to keep our client’s legally driving.
- We aggressively fight to reduce their Tacoma DUI/DWI charge or get their case dismissed.
We are skilled, aggressive, and compassionate DUI attorneys who care about the needs of our clients. If you are facing a DUI charge, and need help understanding how to take action to protect your legal rights, give our Tacoma drunk driving lawyers a call today.
Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Tacoma DUI attorneys today!
Whether this is your first DUI/DWI charge, or you have multiple charges, our skilled and aggressive Tacoma drunk driving lawyers are in your corner. We strongly advise you to speak with an attorney from our team. We can provide you with the experience, guidance and information you need to help you contest your DUI charge.
Call us now to learn more about how we can help you fight for your legal rights today!
Call us now to learn how our Tacoma drunk driving attorneys can help you challenge your DUI/DWI charge.
We offer low flat fees and affordable payment plans!
We're here to help you protect your legal rights.
Tacoma DUI attorneys fighting to keep you out of jail and legally able to drive.
Pierce County and Tacoma DUI lawyers are experienced Washington State
criminal defense lawyers. We understand Washington DUI law, and we know
how your Tacoma DUI will be processed here in Pierce County. We know
the local procedures and the Pierce County courts. And we know how the
prosecutors handling your case tend to view different sets of facts.
If you have questions about your Pierce County or Tacoma drunk driving charge, we invite you to call our offices for a free consultation. One of our Tacoma DUI attorneys can review your case in detail and go over your legal rights and options. You can then make an informed decision about how best to proceed.
Washington's DUI laws are tough and unforgiving.
Washington's DUI laws are among the toughest in the country. Many people, however, make the mistake of believing that their Pierce County DUI arrest is indefensible. This is completely untrue. It is extremely rare that we evaluate a case that does not have at least some significant issues weighing in our client's favor. In reviewing your case, our Tacoma DUI attorneys literally look for dozens of critical issues that can weigh in your favor.
It is important, however, to act quickly and try and find an experienced Washington State DUI attorney as soon as possible. The clock on your driving privileges starts ticking the day after you are arrested. If you do not properly challenge your Washington State Department of Licensing Suspension within 20 days of your arrest, your driving privileges will almost certainly be suspended for a period of at least 90 days to one year, even if this is your first offense. We can assist you in ensuring that your request is proper and timely.
A Pierce County or Tacoma drunk driving arrest requires preparing for two different kinds of cases.
you have been arrested for Drunk Driving here in Washington State, it
is important to understand that you actually have to prepare for two
different cases. It is also important to understand that your
Washington DUI arrest demands immediate attention and immediate action.
Your driving privileges are at stake. In addition to fighting your DUI criminal charges, which carry harsh mandatory penalties, you must also fight the Washington State Department of Licensing if you want to retain your driving privileges.
Tacoma DUI lawyers will aggressively fight your Washington Department
of Licensing suspension. Unfortunately, any honest and experienced
Washington State DUI attorney should be telling you that this is not a
fair process. The deck is stacked against us on several fronts. Still,
it is imperative that you properly challenge this suspension. If you
do not, you will be facing a mandatory license suspension or revocation.
With most DUI arrests here in Washington, the first case that requires action is the one with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL). At the time of your arrest, you were offered an opportunity to submit to breath test once you were back at the police station. If you either took the test and the result was above .08 (.02 if you are a minor), or if you refused the test, the WA State Department of Licensing is planning on suspending your license. At the time that you were released, you should have been provided with a WA DOL Hearing Request Form.
If you read this form carefully, you will see that you have 20 days from the date of arrest to request your hearing. If you fail to request a hearing within 20 days, the WA State Department of Licensing will simply move forward with the suspension or revocation, and you will not have a chance to challenge its validity. It is therefore imperative that you file a timely request for a hearing.The length of the proposed suspension or revocation depends on several factors. First, did you take a breath test or refuse one? Also, is this your first, your second, or your third offense within the last seven years? For example, if this is your first offense and you provided a breath sample that is alleged to have been .08 or higher, your license will be suspended for 90 days.
If this is your first offense and you refused to provide a breath sample, your license will be suspended for one year. If this is your second or third offense within the last seven years, the length of your suspension will be much higher. For example, if this is your second DUI and you provided a breath sample that is alleged to be .08 or higher, your are looking at a mandatory two year revocation.
The Criminal Portion of Your Washington DUI Arrest.The criminal portion of your Washington DUI case typically begins when you receive a Notice to Appear for Arraignment in the mail. In some cases, you will ordered to appear for your arraignment by the DUI citation or other paperwork that you receive when you are released.
If you are convicted of a Pierce County or Tacoma DUI, you face stiff mandatory minimum penalties, even if this is your first offense. The mandatory minimum sentence that you are facing will depend on your alleged breath test result, whether you refused to take a breath test, and whether or not this is your first, second, third, or greater offense within either the last seven or ten years.
Our experienced DUI lawyers will explain the road ahead and take the time help you understand your legal rights and options under Washington State's DUI laws.
We know the questions that you have right now, and we're here to help answer them.
- Will my Tacoma DUI result in me going to jail?
- Will my Washington State driver's license be suspended?
- Will my drunk driving arrest affect my current employment?
- How will my criminal charges affect my family?
- Will I be forced to get an evaluation and complete alcohol treatment.
- How will my DUI affect my future employment opportunities?
At a minimum, however, if you are convicted of a WA DUI, you will be sentenced to the following:
- At least one or two days in jail
- Have your driving privileges suspended for at least 90 days.
- Be required to obtain a drug or alcohol evaluation.
- Be required to follow all treatment recommendations.
- Be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in any personal car you drive for at least a year.
- Be required to attend a Victim Impact Panel
- Be required to obtain and maintain high a risk SR-22 insurance policy for at least three years.
- Pay steep mandatory fines, costs, and assessments.
- Be placed on probation for five years.
Don't simply forfeit your rights without a fight!
Don't simply forfeit your legal rights without having your case properly reviewed and analyzed by an experienced Tacoma DUI attorney. Washington's drunk driving laws are tough. Even if this is your first offense, if you are convicted of a charge of DUI here in Tacoma or elsewhere in Pierce County, you are facing serious mandatory consequences. A good Tacoma DUI lawyer can help minimize these consequences.
Don't let a Tacoma DUI arrest or a Pierce County Drunk Driving charge ruin your family, your finances, of your career. We're here to help.
Our attorneys have successfully resolved hundreds of DUI cases in Tacoma, Pierce County and throughout Washington state. The simple truth is that Washington's drunk driving laws are complex, tough, and unforgiving.
most Tacoma Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants charges are
filed as gross misdemeanors and not as felonies. Any experienced Pierce
County or Tacoma DUI lawyer with the appropriate background, training,
and experience to properly evaluate your case will tell you that WA
State DUI Law is one of most complicated areas of Washington State
Criminal Law. Our Pierce County and Tacoma DUI attorneys are here to
Our Pierce County offices are conveniently located in downtown Tacoma.
201 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Serving all major cities in Pierce County.
Bonney Lake ~ Puyallup ~ University PlaceFife ~ Bonney Lake ~ Pacific ~ Lakewood
Our lawyers also serve all Pierce County Municipal Courts, including Fife DUI cases, Puyallup DUI cases, Sumner DUI cases, Milton DUI cases, Lakewood DUI cases, Gig Harbor DUI cases, Orting DUI cases, Steilacoom DUI cases, Bonney Lake DUI cases, Buckley DUI cases, Dupont DUI cases, and Edgewood DUI cases.