Kirkland DUI Defense
Kirkland DUI lawyer Coleen St. Clair has 25 years experience with DUI cases. She is a top DUI /criminal attorney who has successfully handled thousands of DUI cases with impressive results. What clients say. Ms. St. Clair has tried hundreds of cases ranging from DUI to high profile homicides. She has a remarkable record of success, having lost only 3 cases in over 25 years of high volume criminal trial work. Her exceptional knowledge, skill, and experience, as well as her willingness to effectively challenge a case are what get results. No one will fight harder to protect your interests and rights and few have her experience and record to back it up.
Former DUI Prosecutor Defends your Kirkland DUI Charges
Ms. St. Clair is a former DUI Prosecutor who uniquely and expertly understands how to defend the Kirkland DUI charges you face. She knows how police investigate a DUI and the legal issues that surround a Kirkland DUI arrest. She will effectively examine the evidence and legal issues in your case. 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 Kirkland DUI charge. Call St. Clair Law Offices today at (206) 578-2200 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Kirkland DUI Charges
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a DUI in the city of Kirkland, it is critical that you obtain legal representation from an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. The penalties for a DUI conviction are increasingly harsh and include license suspension, jail time, fines and monetary fees, ignition interlock requirements, and difficulty obtaining insurance. See more about DUI Charges. Seattle DUI defense attorney Coleen St. Clair has the knowledge and experience to give you the best defense to your Kirkland DUI charges.
Kirkland DUI Arrest
If you are arrested for DUI in Kirkland by a Kirkland Police Officer, their criminal case will be filed in the Kirkland Municipal Court. A driver who is arrested by a City of Kirkland officer for suspicion of a Kirkland DUI will usually be transported to the Kirkland Police Department for administration of the breath test. If the Kirkland officer believes a person might be impaired by drugs or if there is an accident involved , a driver will likely be taken to Evergreen Hospital for a blood draw. Kirkland patrol vehicles are not equipped with in-car video but there is video from the BAC room at the Kirkland Police Department. A request for video must be made directly to the Kirkland Police Department.
If you are arrested by a Washington State Patrol Trooper in Kirkland, your case will be filed in King County District Court. (The court will be dependent on where the officer cites into). You may be taken to the Kirkland Police Department even if the arrest was made by the State Patrol as they often use the breath testing machine at the Kirkland Police Department.
A person who is arrested for a Kirkland DUI is usually released by police after a breath or blood test is taken, but may be booked into the Kirkland jail depending on the facts of the case or prior convictions. The criminal charge for a Kirkland DUI is generally filed within a few weeks to a few months by the Kirkland Prosecutor's office after review of the police reports. The City of Kirkland does not have it's own prosecutor's office, but contracts with the private law firm (Moberly & Roberts) to perform it's prosecution services. Several different attorneys represent the City in a Kirkland DUI case.
Kirkland DUI Courts
The Kirkland Municipal Court is located at 11515 NE 188th in Kirkland. The Kirkland Municipal Court hears cases for several municipalities including Hunts Point, Yarrow Bay , Medina and Clyde Hill. The presiding judge of the Kirkland Municipal Court is the Honorable Michael Lambo, who has been on the bench since 2006. He is highly experienced Judge and is well versed in criminal law. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Lambo formerly served as a police officer, prosecutor and defense attorney.
Both the Court and prosecutors office in Kirkland take an aggressive stance on DUI cases. It is important to contact an experienced DUI lawyer to represent you. Call today 206-578-2200. Your consultation is free.