Last night was a big day for the City of Seattle. The "Clink" hosted the Monday night football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Greenbay Packers. Every time there is a big event like this. Whether it is a big football game involving either the Huskies or the Seahawks there will be increased DUI Patrols in downtown Seattle as well as the main freeways including I-90, I-5, and SR520.
If you were arrested last night it is important to contact a Seattle DUI Lawyer ASAP to first ensure your constitutional rights are protected, but to also discuss your options and what may likely happen to you. Like all professions there are bad ones and good ones out there. Here are a couple of things to look for when deciding who to NOT contact. Any attorney who sends you a solicitation in the mail is probably not the right fit for you. Any attorney who doesn't practice exclusively in the area of Seattle DUI Defense is probably not going to help you much. And lastly any attorney who hasn't litigated more than 25 DUI trials in the career tells you all the do is plead people guilty and not fight on behalf of their clients.
The best bet to look for his a referral from family, friends, or other attorneys. Usually an attorney that is recommended from someone else shows that attorney did good work, and was able to get the kind of result where someone would say "hey hire this guy he got my Seattle DUI Dismissed." Likewise if an attorney recommends another attorney, that is a good sign of quality work.
If you were arrested for a DUI last night in Seattle after the Packers game you might have an arraignment in the next day or so. Try not to stress out about this, and call a DUI lawyer. They will be able to help calm your fears, but more importantly discuss all your options and likely outcomes in your case.
Matthew A. Leyba is a Seattle DUI Lawyer. His practice focuses exclusively on DUI defense in Western WA.