Frequently Asked DUI Questions
At Hansen Law, PLLC in Yakima, we help people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs to address their situation and pursue a positive outcome. Here are some questions that our clients frequently ask when starting their legal defense.
If I Am Arrested For A DUI, Can I Refuse To Take A Breathalyzer Test?
Washington is an implied consent state, which means that since you are driving in the state, you consent to a chemical test of your blood or breath for substance levels. If you refuse to take the test, your license will get suspended for one year for the first denial.
What Is “Physical Control Of A Vehicle” Mean?
In Washington, you could get convicted of a DUI without driving a vehicle. State law defines physical control as having the means to operate a vehicle. So even if you are sleeping off several drinks in a parked car with the keys in your pocket, you potentially could start the vehicle at any time and drive away.
After A DUI, Does My License Get Suspended Automatically?
Yes. That is if you do not request a hearing within seven days of your arrest. To preserve your rights, you need to take action as soon as possible to retain legal representation. Hansen Law can help you seek to protect your driving rights or lessen your suspension time.
Call 509-388-0160 Today
Having a DUI conviction on your record is more than just embarrassing; it can affect your future. We can help you fight to dismiss or minimize your charges. Call us at 509-388-0160 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.