Vancouver DUI Defense Attorneys

If you are charged with drunk driving or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, you face two potential consequences: criminal conviction and the loss of your driver's license. With the criminal conviction, you could face jail time, community service and a criminal record. If you lose your license, you will be unable to drive to work or school. You could get arrested for driving with a suspended license if you then decided to risk driving illegally.

With so much at stake, you need a criminal defense attorney who has experience fighting charges for driving under the influence (DUI). For more than 30 years, the Vancouver DUI defense lawyers at Marsh, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch, P.C., have provided clients with skilled advocacy and aggressive defense from DUI charges. Contact our law office today for a same-day consultation and to learn more about how we can help you.

Fighting a DUI — It Can Be done!

Our attorneys are knowledgeable in DUI laws and can help you fight your charges by investigating the circumstances that led to your arrest. This can include:

  • The traffic stop: Did the police officer have probable cause to pull you over?
  • Field sobriety testing: If field sobriety testing was performed, was it properly administered?
  • Breath and blood testing: Did the officer properly conduct a breath test or blood test?

Through thorough investigation, we will work to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced. In some cases, we have been able to secure deferred prosecution or another form of alternative sentencing of our DUI clients. After completing the terms of a deferred prosecution, the charges against you will be dismissed. We can help you determine if you are eligible for deferred prosecution and work to avoid DUI penalties in your case.

Saving Your License

In addition to criminal charges for DUI, you also face the loss of your license. This is a separate proceeding, meaning that you could still have a suspended license, even if your DUI charges are dismissed. You could lose your license for more than 90 days if you had a blood alcohol content of .08. If you refused a breath or blood test, you could lose it for a year. If you have a commercial driver's license, your license could be revoked.

After your arrest, you only have 20 days to file an appeal with the Department of Licensing (DOL). We can help you file an appeal and represent you at the hearing. Our attorneys will work to protect your license and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.

Contact A Clark County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether your charges resulted from a failed breath test or an accusation of driving under the influence of drugs, we can help you. Contact an experienced lawyer at our office today for a same-day consultation. You can reach us toll free at 866-678-1372 or by contacting us online.