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Tacoma DUI Lawyer

We Offer Aggressive DUI Defense in Washington

If you have been arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you contact our DUI defense attorneys immediately, as there are vital deadlines that must be met in order to meet certain claims. Our Tacoma DUI defense lawyer and legal team at Daryl Graves Law, PLLC is dedicated to providing our clients defense that is grounded in experience and research. As a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, we understand what it takes to fight charges you may be facing.

Call our DUI lawyers today at (253) 217-4849 to find out how you can fight your charges.

In order to best assist you, our legal team provides services such as:

  • Requesting a hearing with representation in order to delay a suspension of your driver's license
  • Obtaining all documents related to your case, including police reports
  • Examining tests that were conducted to check for proper protocol, including field sobriety test and breathalyzer
  • Hiring our own team of professionals to investigate the state's findings and present our own evidence to challenge the case against you
  • Exploring plea negotiations and other programs for your benefit
  • Providing clients with a strong courtroom defense

Possible Defenses for DUI Charges

DUI defenses, as in all cases, are limited only by the defense attorney’s creativity and ingenuity and the boundaries of the law. However, there are categories in which many of their arguments will fall.

The Accused Wasn’t Driving

The burden of proof lies on the prosecution. Who was driving the vehicle is often unclear. The state will have to prove you were driving the vehicle, if they can. Who is driving the vehicle may be a valid defense.

Lack of Probable Cause

The arresting officer must have a valid and legal reason for pulling you over. An experienced Tacoma DUI attorney will frequently attack the validity and legality of your stop and arrest.

Nobody Read Me My Rights

Not everything you say is usable against you in court. If your mouth ran faster than your mind and you made some incriminating statements, all is not lost. If your Miranda rights violated, your statements cannot be used against you.

The BAC Tests Were Invalid

There is much opportunity for the BAC tests to be compromised. Improper testing procedures, machine malfunction and faulty maintenance procedures lead to inaccurate test results.

Remember, though you may know and understand these defenses, you most likely do not have the ability to argue them in court. Hire an experienced Tacoma DUI lawyer who handles in DUI cases. Though the above reasons are some of the categories DUI defenses will fall under, the realm of possibilities extends far beyond. A experienced DUI attorney will explore all your options.

Preparing You for Whatever Comes Next

Once you are charged with a DUI, the potential outcomes can vary greatly, ranging from stiff fines to prison sentences. Due to this, there are a variety of ways to fight a DUI conviction. Our team is prepared to give you the right legal help for every situation, finding solutions that are most beneficial to you.

Potential outcomes for a DUI charge in Washington include:

  • Case dismissal: The prosecutor agrees to drop the case due to lack of evidence or other circumstances
  • Plea bargaining: Both parties come to an agreement that satisfies all those involved
  • Guilty finding: Our team's purpose is to avoid such an outcome from happening
  • Deferred prosecution: The state decides not to prosecute, and instead the defendant agrees to enter a health treatment program

Don't let a DUI ruin your life, call our Tacoma DUI attorney today at (253) 217-4849.

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • Over 40 Years of
    Legal Experience

  • Proudly Serving Oregon
    & Washington

  • President of the Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association

  • 24/7 Availability
    for Our Clients

Daryl L. Graves

“I feel blessed to have hired the Law Offices of Daryl L. Graves to represent me. From day one, Daryl informed me of my options and was always honest and upfront. Daryl and his staff always returned my calls and answered every question. Daryl's 30+ years of experience was worth every penny. I will refer everyone in need of a DUI/criminal defense and injury attorney to Mr. Graves”

- C.F., Fircrest, WA
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