Physical Control in Federal Way
A physical control violation is one of Washington's most serious drunk driving crimes. It is also one of the most misunderstood. A Federal Way physical control violation conviction incurs mandatory penalties that will affect both you, and possibly your entire family.
Driving Under the Influence(DUI) is described as operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. A physical control violation is different because you don't have to be in the process of driving a vehicle to be charged with this crime. If you appear intoxicated as a police officer approaches your parked vehicle, whether sitting in the passenger side or even the backseat, you can be charged with this crime. You can even be charged with a Federal Way physical control violation if you were sitting or standing entirely outside of your vehicle.
These cases can be complicated and require an in-depth knowledge of the law, so contact the Federal Way physical control attorneys at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe to get a better understanding of your charges. We will fight aggressively to defend your legal interests, and will explain the various punishments you could be facing in detail.
With 20 days after your arrest to request a court hearing, there is no time to lose. If convicted, you will face mandatory punishments that include jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver's license.
Prosecutors usually pursue maximum sentences for Federal Way motorists charged with DUI-related crimes, so get professional legal assistance from our Federal Way physical control lawyers, and put our experience to work for you.What Can Our Federal Way Physical Control Lawyers Do To Resolve Your Case?
Your lawyer will determine whether your charges can be dropped, but whether this proves possible will depend upon the details of your arrest, and the incident reports from the Federal Way police department. Sometimes we are able uncover evidence that can be used to negotiate a favorable resolution, and there are times when we have to take a case to court.
If your car was parked safely off of the road when it was first noticed by the police; our Federal Way physical control attorneys will use this information to pursue the dismissal of your charges. If your vehicle was not operational when you were arrested for a Federal Way physical control violation, we may use this information for your defense. Our Federal Way physical control attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and prepare a defense that can be presented to the prosecutor and court.
Get reliable information about Washington DUI law without risk or obligation by contacting our legal team today. We offer a free consultation for motorists residing in Federal Way, so you can freely decide whether to put our more than three decades of collective experience to work for you.