DUI Penalties Info

With each additional DUI offense, sentencing guidelines become more and more severe. The state of Washington has a lookback period of seven years, meaning any DUI conviction you have had in the last seven years counts against your total.

If you have been charged with a DUI in the past and are facing another charge, call DUI defense lawyer Michael E. Zanol of Wenatchee, Washington, today to learn your options and how we can help to protect you from serious penalties. Contact him today at 509-872-5113 or toll free at 888-470-6931.

What Are The DUI Penalties In Washington?

Defense attorney Michael E. Zanol will help you understand the sentence that you could face for your DUI charge. He will also explain all possible options and plea deals that are available to help you make the best possible decision for your situation and your future.

First offense

  • Possible jail time of 24 hours to one year
  • Possible license suspension of 90 days to one year
  • Fines ranging from over $800 to $5,000
  • Required installation of ignition interlock device
  • Refusal to take the Breathalyzer test results in an automatic one-year license suspension

Second offense

  • Possible jail time of 30 days to one year
  • Possible license suspension of two years to 900 days
  • Fines ranging from over $1,100 to $5,000
  • Required installation of ignition interlock device
  • Refusal to take the Breathalyzer test results in an automatic two-year license suspension

Third offense

  • Possible jail time of 90 days to one year
  • Possible license suspension of three to four years
  • Fines ranging from almost $2,000 to $5,000
  • Required installation of ignition interlock device
  • Refusal to take the Breathalyzer test results in an automatic three-year license suspension

If you have past offenses that are counting against your total and making your sentence more severe, he will go back and investigate those past charges. If he finds any issues with those charges, Mr. Zanol will call them into question, possibly minimizing the impact the current charges have on your life.