You won't have to worry about PC 1118. And there is no way to make a trial lawyer out of you in short order. It takes years to learn our profession, even many years of experience to become a seasoned trial lawyer. As we always say, consult with, or hire an attorney to help you.
You need to contact an attorney right away. There are a number of issues that pop out to me here. If you "refused" to take a chemical test you will lose your license for a year even if you had nothing to drink, if the officer has a reasonable suspicion to suspect you have been driving while under the influence. There are other issues as well. You only have 10 days to take action with the DMV, so getting a lawyer immediately is imperative. Good luck!
I agree with Mr. Cernyar that you may be able to get diversion or an infraction. Many jurisdictions have eliminated diversion programs for budgetary reasons, however. Another approach is a deferred entry of judgment, which is similar to diversion; in this situation, the accused enters a plea, stays out of trouble for 6 to 12 months, usually performs some community service, and if successful, the charges are dismissed. The judge and/or the DA must authorize it, very similar to a formal...
If the charge are filed and a warrant is issued within the statute of limitations period, the statute is tolled. You may have some other defenses, however. You should contact an attorney in Washington State to discuss your options
Yes, an attorney can help. The prosecutor will probably know about your previous offense if it resulted in a conviction, and of this case results in a filing it will be reflected on your record. You're a young guy; I hope you have learned your lesson this time.
Your attorney should be assisting you with this. Interestingly, there were some very recent cases on just this issue that should be reviewed before deciding to seek appellate review. I'm sure your attorney has looked into this and will advise you accordingly.