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Written by attorney Cynthia Ann Macklin | Jul 17, 2018

Charged in Washington with a DUI? Why you might need an attorney.

A DUI charge in Washington is a criminal misdemeanor. A DUI carries a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail. Also, if you are convicted of a DUI you will do mandatory jail time. And, it stays on your record forever resulting in higher insurance premiums and missed employment opportunities.

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For more information on mandatory sentences for a DUI conviction: https://www.courts.wa.gov/newsinfo/index.cfm?fa=newsinfo.displayContent&theFile=content/duigrid/index Washington DUI Revised Code of Washington: http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61.502 Washington Penalty Schedule: http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61.5055

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