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DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

Shira Stefanik provides the detail-oriented defense you need to challenge breath results, blood draws, and refusals, and accidents.

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Law Office of Shira J. Stefanik, a Seattle DUI law firm, represents individuals accused of criminal and DUI offenses throughout the greater Seattle and Washington area.

Welcome to the Law Office of Shira J. Stefanik, where your legal needs meet dedicated expertise. As a criminal DUI attorney, I understand the challenges and complexities individuals face when dealing with DUI offenses. If you find yourself in such a situation, choosing the right attorney is crucial, and that's where I come in.

With my extensive experience in DUI cases, I am committed to providing the highest level of legal representation and support to my clients. From the initial consultation to building a solid defense strategy, I will be by your side, fighting for your rights and seeking the best possible outcome.

What sets me apart as a DUI attorney is my deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved in such cases. I stay updated with the latest DUI laws and regulations, ensuring that my clients receive the most effective defense. My track record speaks for itself, as I have successfully defended numerous clients against DUI charges, securing reduced penalties and even dismissals.

But my expertise doesn't end with DUI cases alone. As a criminal defense attorney, I handle a wide range of criminal matters, providing comprehensive legal solutions tailored to each client's unique circumstances. Whether it's drug offenses, assault, or theft, I bring a strategic and meticulous approach to every case, leaving no stone unturned.

At the Law Office of Shira J. Stefanik, I believe in building strong attorney-client relationships based on trust, transparency, and open communication. I take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you through the legal process, ensuring you are well-informed and empowered.

I am also aware that legal matters can be stressful and overwhelming. That's why I strive to alleviate your burdens by handling all the legal intricacies on your behalf. You can rely on my expertise to navigate the complexities of the legal system, protecting your rights and fighting for your best interests.

So, why choose the Law Office of Shira J. Stefanik as your criminal DUI attorney? Because I bring a combination of legal acumen, experience, and dedication to the table. With me by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in capable hands.

Contact me today for a consultation, and let's start building a strong defense strategy together. Remember, when it comes to your legal rights, you deserve the best representation possible.

DUI Attorney Seattle, Washington

Washington State has harsh penalties for DUI convictions. Even on a first offense, you are facing mandatory jail time, mandatory fees, alcohol/drug treatment, license suspension, and installing an Ignition Interlock Device (sometimes called a “blow and go”) on the cars you drive. But, the police and the state toxicology lab have to follow the law too. In this area of law, police officers and government scientists often times cut corners and make mistakes. Contact me and we can discuss options for fighting your DUI charge.

Physical Control

The charge of Physical Control is a DUI where the car is not moving, so similar harsh penalties apply to a Physical Control conviction. In some cases, there might be a defense that you were Safely Off the Roadway, which means you pulled over before you were contacted by police. If the jury agrees with this defense, they can find you Not Guilty, even if your breath or blood was over the legal limit while you were in physical control of the car. Contact me and we can discuss options for fighting your Physical Control charge.

DUI Attorney Department of Licensing hearings

When you are arrested for DUI or Physical Control, police will send notice to the Department of Licensing and your license will be automatically suspended or revoked unless you take immediate action. You have 7 days from when you are arrested to request a hearing with the Department of Licensing to contest your license suspension. This is different from the license suspension or revocation that will happen if you are convicted in criminal court. Because the DOL hearing is civil, the government is allowed to try to take your license twice for the same arrest, and this is not a violation of double jeopardy.

Once you request a hearing, the DOL has 30 business days to schedule your hearing. 30 business days means that the government has close to six calendar weeks to schedule your hearing, even though you only had one week to request.

Contact me to help balance out these skewed proceedings, and we can form a plan to defend against a Department of Licensing action.