Federal Way DUI Defense
St. Clair Law Offices provides exceptional DUI defense for DUI charges in Federal Way. For immediate answers regarding your Federal Way DUI charges, contact our Seattle -Tacoma DUI defense firm at (206) 578-2200 to discuss your case. Your initial consultation is free.
Federal Way DUI lawyer Coleen St. Clair has over 25 years experience handling DUI and criminal charges. She has handled thousands of DUI cases in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties with remarkable results. What clients say . You need a Federal Way DUI attorney who has the skills, experience and resources to provide you your best defense to Federal Way DUI charges. Don't wait. Call now.
Former DUI Prosecutor Defends Your Federal Way DUI
Ms. St. Clair is a former DUI Prosecutor who uniquely and expertly understands how to defend the DUI charges you face. She knows how police investigate a DUI and the legal issues that surround a DUI arrest. She will effectively examine the evidence in your case to provide you your best defense to DUI charges. She knows what evidence the prosecutors need and what factors influence their decisions. She has exceptional knowledge of the local legal system and will use her extensive experience and resources to provide you your best defense to a Federal Way DUI charge.
Federal Way DUI Charges
If you are arrested or charged with DUI, other alcohol-related driving offense, or misdemeanor offense in Federal Way, you may be booked into jail. This will be the SCORE facility. If booked, you may have the opportunity to post bail, either directly or through a bonding agency. If you remain in custody, you should appear before the Federal Way judge within 24 hours excluding weekends and holidays. If released, the officer may give you a date to appear in court or inform you that you will receive a court date in the mail. You case in any event wil be filed very quickly.
DUI charges are prosecuted by the City of Federal Way Prosecutors Office. This office consists of highly experienced attorneys. At your first Federal Way court appearance, known as the “arraignment,” the prosecutor will ask the court to set conditions of release, which will depend on several factors including the alleged facts of your case, your prior DUI or other criminal history, ties to the community, and prior history of failing to appear in court.
In Federal Way, you will likely appear for arraignment one business day following your arrest whether you are still in custody or not. Conditions of release may include bail, electronic home monitoring, or alcohol monitoring devices such as SCRAM or an ignition interlock device. This is particularly likely if this is a second or subsequent offense. In Federal Way one of two judges will likely hear the allegations and impose those conditions. Your arraignment may be your only opportunity to challenge the prosecutor's basis for requesting release conditions, or to make decisions regarding judges that may potentially handle your case. A DUI defense attorney familiar with the customs and practices of the Federal Way court and its prosecutors is your best defense at this critical time. Federal Way DUI Criminal Attorney Coleen St. Clair served as a Prosecutor for twenty years and currently represents clients there on a regular basis.
The City of Federal Way Municipal Court has two sitting Judges who are both highly experienced in criminal matters. The Honorable Judge Glenn Phillips is the presiding judge in Federal Way. He in nearly a lifelong resident of the city and is active in his community. He is a highly esteemed judge who is both firm and fair. The Honorable Karli Jorgensen has years of experience in many of the district and Municipal courts in King County.
It is critical that you contact an experienced Federal Way DUI attorney as soon as possible after being arrested, even if you do not yet have a court date. For example, steps are already in motion with the Department of Licensing to suspend your license within 60 days. Click here to find out more information regarding license suspension, Administrative Hearings and Ignition Interlock License application.
If you have additional questions regarding a Federal Way DUI arrest or upcoming hearing in Federal Way Municipal Court, call Federal Way DUI defense attorney Coleen St. Clair today at (206) 578-2200. You can also e-mail her for a FREE evaluation of your case.
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