Law enforcement will be stepping up their efforts this Fourth of July by targeting Seattle's high drinking areas and their surrounding roads. In addition to the 4th of July the Seattle International Beer Festival is also taking place this weekend. So if you know that you'll be drinking this weekend or over the 4th make sure you have a designated driver or the number of a taxi cab handy. It takes very little time to have a plan and it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. A taxi ride home may sound inconvenient or expensive but it beats having to deal with getting arrested, spending the evening in jail, having to pay to get your car out of impound, the embarrassment or shame of explaining the DUI to friends and family, AND having to learn what it takes to defend yourself against a DUI charge.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Washington, you should ask to speak with a lawyer before answering any questions. Make sure you let the officer know that you want to speak with a lawyer. If you do not have your own attorney, ask to speak with a public defender. If you feel that you may have been denied your right to an attorney, you should get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. For a free consultation and an affordable DUI defense, feel free to contact the Law Offices of Raymond Ejarque, (206) 621-1554.
So be safe and have a plan ahead of time.