© 2015 by Law Offices of Daniel Ehrlich PLLC

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon

 

Driving under the influence:

 

What are the different types of alcohol related driving convictions?

 

DUI –

 

  • Maximum Sentence of 364 days in jail and a maximum $5000 fine;

  • Includes some mandatory jail time. Sometimes, it may be converted to electronic home monitoring;

  • Includes a license suspension of a minimum of 90 days. However, you may be able to get a special license during a period of suspension. Also, it is important to remember that whether or not you are convicted of DUI, being pulled over for a DUI may result in the Department of Licensing suspending or revoking your license;

  • Fines typically start at or above $1000;

  • Treatment typically includes, at a minimum, an 8 hour alcohol drug information school course, a DUI Victim’s Impact Panel.

 

Reckless Driving –

 

  • Maximum Sentence of 364 days in jail and a maximum $5000 fine;

  • Includes a license suspension of a minimum of 30 days. However, you may be able to get a special license during that 30 day period. (It is important to remember that whether or not you are convicted of DUI, being pulled over for a DUI may result in the Department of Licensing suspending or revoking your license);

  • Fines are typically less than for a DUI conviction;

  • Treatment typically includes the same as what would be required for a DUI.

 

Negligent Driving –

 

  • Maximum Sentence of 90 days in jail and a maximum $1000 fine;

  • May require that you obtain a special license. Also, it is important to remember that whether or not you are convicted of DUI, being pulled over for a DUI may result in the Department of Licensing suspending or revoking your license;

  • Fines are typically less than for a DUI or Reckless Driving conviction;

  • Treatment typically includes the same as what would be required for a DUI.

 

Driving Ticket –

 

  • Daniel charges a flat fee of $250 to contest most traffic infractions in Snohomish and King County. If you received a ticket outside of any of the counties listed above, feel free to call or email Daniel and ask what the cost of defending your ticket will be. Examples of traffic infractions include:

  • Speeding

  • Failure to stop

  • Failure to yield

  • Driving too fast for conditions

  • Failure to signal