DUI & DWI Helping You Tackle Legal Challenges With Experience & Passion

Seattle DUI Defense Lawyer

Don’t Let Your Drunk Driving Charges Go Unrepresented

An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious matter, particularly in Washington, which has some of the nation's toughest DUI penalties. It is crucial that you have an experienced DUI defense attorney in Seattle on your side to guide you through this stressful time. At Thorley Defense Law, we offer experience and knowledge of how serious a DUI charge is, and what's at stake with a DUI conviction in Washington State. You will face a criminal hearing and a Department of Licensing hearing. You could face mandatory jail time, steep fines, loss of your license, and being put into a high-risk insurance pool, raising your premiums substantially. DUI defenses can be complex, but with our help, you have a chance at a resolution that protects you and your license.

Seek out ferocious representation by calling us at (206) 202-8250 today and scheduling a consultation.

Helping to Identify Problems with Police Stops & Testing

If you're like most motorists charged with DUI, you are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system and may be tempted to surrender your rights because you don't know your options. Thorley Defense Law will arm you with the knowledge you need to fight the charges against you.

No matter how difficult your case seems, we deliver comprehensive counsel on key legal issues such as:

  • Evidence: If police officers don't have the proper legal justification to make a vehicle stop or arrest, we will press to have improperly gathered evidence excluded. A strong defense is essential; even in the absence of a test showing intoxication or drug use, you can face sanctions if your ability to drive is lessened to any appreciable degree.
  • Testing: A per se drunk driving charge is filed when a motorist's blood-alcohol level is .08 percent or higher. However, various factors can taint a breathalyzer test, including something else the driver might have ingested or problems handling the sample. If a driver is suspected of recent marijuana use, even a trace amount of THC in their system (five nanograms per milliliter of blood) will support a DUI charge.
  • Sentence reduction: The minimum sentence for a first DUI conviction includes one day in jail, but penalties are much higher for multiple offenders and drivers who are accused of causing an accident while impaired. Thorley Defense Law advocates for resolutions that are appropriate, which can include lowering the charge to a negligent driving count, electronic home-monitoring, and adding an ignition interlock device to a car, which prevents the car from starting if the driver is intoxicated.

We will evaluate the relevant facts in your case and develop a strategy to counter the allegations against you.

If you've been accused of causing an automobile accident while intoxicated, criminal charges may not be your only legal problem. In addition to handling prosecutions, we also defend motorists in civil actions where allegedly injured plaintiffs seek payment. After a review and analysis of the relevant insurance terms, we will work to protect you from unwarranted liability.

When it comes to these types of charges, time is of the essence. Contact our Seattle DUI attorney today to begin by scheduling an appointment.

What You Can Expect From Rebecca Thorley:

  • Caring Counsel

    The advice and advocacy you receive from Thorley Defense Law will always take into account the emotional stress associated with legal challenges. Rebecca truly cares about her clients and treats each case with the personal attention it deserves. She will give you an informed overview of your situation so that you can tackle your challenge head on.

  • Responsive Service

    No one should ever feel alone in their legal battle. You can text or call Thorley Defense Law at any time, including nights, weekends and holidays. Whatever questions or concerns you have, Rebecca will counsel you in a calm, clear manner.

  • Aggressive Advocacy

    At each stage of her career, Rebecca has fought for justice. She continues that fight every day on behalf of the people she represent in her practice. Whether you're facing a criminal charge or an immigration proceeding, she will help even the odds when it seems as though the system is stacked against you.

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