Tacoma Physical Control Lawyers
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What is a “physical control” violation and how is it different than a DUI?
A Tacoma physical control violation is different than an alcohol-related DUI, but the punishments are just as swift and severe. Physical control is complex and difficult to understand, even though the details are outlined in WA drunk driving law.
A physical control violation is different from an alcohol-related Tacoma DUI because to be charged you do not have to be in the process of driving the vehicle. If your blood alcohol content (also called BAC) is .08 or higher, you can be arrested for this serious crime, and it doesn’t matter if you’re found in the passenger seat or back seat, or even outside of the automobile.
The penalties for a Tacoma physical control conviction are mandatory, and include a fine of up to $5,000, a driver’s license suspension, and up to 364 days behind bars. Our Tacoma physical control attorneys will work to help you mitigate these penalties in an effort to keep you out of jail and validly licensed.
Contact the law offices of DUI and criminal defense attorney Jason S. Newcombe for experienced legal help.
Legal experience is paramount when building a defense, and our Tacoma physical control lawyers are fully aware of how a conviction could affect your life. We will explore all avenues of defense, such as whether your vehicle was parked safely off of the roadway when it was noticed by the arresting Tacoma police officer. If it was, or if it was not in working condition, then we may have a tangible line of defense to present to the court.
While WA drunk driving laws are written to punish guilty drivers, they are also designed to protect the innocent. Our Tacoma physical control attorneys believe that every client deserves a resolute defense, so we leave no stone unturned as we investigate the arrest and police reports. With decades of combined experience, our Tacoma physical control lawyers will ensure that your rights are always protected.
Minimizing the penalties for your Pierce County drunk driving charge.
Being forced to do a sobriety test, handcuffed, and arrested for a Pierce County drunk driving crime is a miserable experience that you want to put behind you as quickly as possible. If convicted of a DUI crime, you will face mandatory penalties that may affect you for years to come, so it makes sense to minimize them in whatever way the law allows. If you believe that you were charged with a Tacoma physical control crime without just cause, then your defense takes on a whole new meaning and importance.
Our Tacoma physical control attorneys understand how a conviction will affect you and your family, especially if losing your license or freedom affects your employment. Minimizing your penalties is one of our main focuses as we design a defense strategy, always working hard to investigate every detail of your Washington drunk driving case.
A FREE case evaluation with our physical control attorneys is a good place to start.
Our Tacoma physical control lawyers are eager to act as a barrier between you and the relentless pursuit of the prosecutor and court. Your choice of lawyer is one of the most important you will ever make, so you should choose a professional that will fight for your best interests and work to overcome every obstacle.
Our Tacoma legal professionals offer a free case evaluation, so that you can make an informed decision about the right litigators for you. If you choose to retain our professional services, we will put our unwavering experience handling Pierce County drunk driving and Tacoma physical control violations to work for you.