Lawyers defending clients against criminal prosecution. Throughout Washington, law enforcement officials have been expanding efforts to crack down on drunk driving offenses.

Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. The attorneys at Campbell Law have the knowledge necessary to overcome the evidence against you, and the tenacity to help you attain the best possible outcome.

Advocates committed to confronting drunk driving charges

Our attorneys understand that good people can make mistakes. We strive to satisfy our clients’ emotional, financial and legal needs by zealously representing your interests at every turn. We are knowledgeable about complex Washington DUI laws, and analyze every aspect of the prosecution’s case, from the initial traffic stop to Breathalyzer tests, to build you a strong defense. We know what the prosecution needs to get a conviction, and we challenge the evidence against you with the skill we have developed over 6 years in the field. Our DUI attorneys work hard to make sure that you get the respect you deserve and the results you desire.

Counselors advising on what to do if you are stopped

If you have been pulled over by the police, remain calm and courteous. There are several ways that you can help yourself:

  • Do not be intimidated by the police. If you are nervous, police officers may think that you are hiding something or are intoxicated. Don’t give them that opportunity. Remaining calm and being polite are good ways to ensure that police officers leave you alone.
  • Clean out your glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted as intoxication. Keeping the glove box or center console neat and clean allows you to swiftly grab your identification and present it to a police officer.
  • Do not volunteer a search of your car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI conviction. Do not volunteer to have your care searched by the police.
  • Voluntary field sobreity tests.  You may be asked to submit to voluntary field sobriety tests. It is okay to simply tell the officer that you do not wish to take these tests. Most of the time, the officer will use the results of the test against you. 
  • Stop answering questions.  You are required to properly identify yourself to the officer, but you are not obligated to answer any questions such as, "Where have you been tonight?" If the officer advises that you have the right to remain silent, you should stop answering questions and ask to speak with an attorney.
  • Take the breath test. Many DUI defendants have been found not guilty due to a malfunctioning breath analyzing machine or an improperly administered blood or urine test. Also, you may still blow under the legal limit. In Washington, a refusal to submit to a BAC test after having been read your implied consent rights may lead to a suspension of your driving privileges. 
  • Get a blood test after release. Alcohol detection devices can be unreliable and malfunction. Don’t go to jail because of a broken machine. It’s a good idea to measure your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) with a blood test after arrest. At trial, your attorney can use that evidence to raise possible defenses.
  • Portable breath test "PBT". The officer may ask you to take a portable breath test at the place where the traffic stop occured.  Washington law does not require you to take the portable breath test. You can and should politely decline to take this test.
  • Contact this firm immediately. 

Contact us today for a consultation

Speak with a dedicated professional for a free, private initial consultation. We'll discuss your background, the facts surrounding your arrest, followed by a productive discussion of the entire process. Regardless of whether you wish to move forward with Campbell Law, you will be better informed about the upcoming legal process.

Contact an experienced Montesano DUI/DWI attorney today

If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a qualified and determined defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you win.

Call 855-805-6246 or contact us online.

After Hours / Legal Emergencies  (360) 789-6466.