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Mason County DUI Attorney

Accused of DUI? We Protect Your Rights After an Arrest.

  • The charges against you may seem daunting.

  • You might even feel depressed, shocked, and humiliated since your arrest, as you worry how it will affect your life.

  • We are here to bring you hope. Callahan Law, P.S., Inc., one of the top DUI firms in the state, can put our extensive knowledge and experience to work for you.

DUI Case Results

**Updated 11/15/21**

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DUI's Dismissed
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DUI's > Neg 1
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DUI's > Reckless Driving
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DOL Hearings Won

Keeping You Driving Legally

  • The first thing you will have to decide is whether to request a hearing with the Department of Licensing to avoid losing your driving privileges.
  • The hearing must be requested within 7 days or you will lose your license automatically after 30 days.
  • Alternately, you may apply for a temporary restricted license.
  • Which should you do? Call us and we can discuss your options and recommend a course of action based upon the unique facts of your case.

Evidence Used Against You in Court

  • Callahan Law, P.S., Inc. will conduct an extensive private investigation to uncover facts that will be beneficial for your case.

  • Armed with these facts, we will negotiate with the prosecutor with the goal of avoiding a DUI conviction.

  • In a criminal case, the prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • If we uncover facts that make it difficult for the prosecution to prove their case, you may be offered a reduction of the charge to something less serious than a DUI.

  • In rare cases, we have even succeeded in getting DUI cases completely dismissed.

    They will normally use four different aspects to prove his / her case:

    • Driving pattern
    • Physical appearance
    • Field sobriety tests
    • Blood/Breath test results

    If one of these points can be shown to be unreliable or inaccurate, the prosecutor will be unable to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and you may be acquitted at trial.

  • A good DUI defense attorney has extensive knowledge and training in every aspect of a DUI.

  • An example of this is the field sobriety tests many people volunteer to perform. These tests involve doing abnormal physical acts in order to prove you can perform a normal task–driving.

  • We know these tests were never designed to determine whether a person is too inebriated to drive. Few people can perform the tasks necessary to pass these tests on any given day, without practice.

    Breath testing is not as reliable and accurate as people assume. 

  • Law enforcement officers have the ability to manipulate the test result by making you blow longer than the minimum required blow of 5 seconds.

  • That manipulation can take a breath result under the legal limit, over the legal limit.

Shelton DUI Attorney

If you were stopped or arrested for a DUI in the City of Shelton visit our dedicated page here.

3 Reasons to Hire Us

#1

Experience

Our Team of Attorneys and Paralegals have over 30 years of combined experience.  We know the law and understand how to apply it to your case.

#2

Focused on You

We create a custom defense for every client.  Not all cases are the same and we know that.  Your concerns and goals are our top priority.

#3

Reputation

As a long time author and speaker Ms. Callahan is respected across the county for her trial skills and investigative knowledge.  He reputation proceeds herself when appearing in court.

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Learn how we win DUI Cases every day.

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Win your DOL Hearing or Drive Legally

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Let Us Be Your Legal Advocate

Contact one of our Experienced DUI Attorneys today and get the advice you need now.  Learn how to save your license and stay out of jail.

DUI Penalties

Serious Penalites

Washington State DUI Penalties

When a person is arrested for DUI, the first thing that crosses his or her mind are the penalties associated with a DUI charge and what they could possibly mean for his or her future.

In the State of Washington, DUI charges are aggressively prosecuted.

We at Callahan Law, P.S., Inc. work to help shield our clients from being punished to the full extent of the law. A DUI conviction could easily disrupt a person’s life and damage his or her employment and housing prospects in the future.

Penalties for Those 21 and Older Include:

Breath or Blood Alcohol Test Result less than < .150 or No Test Result
OR
Blood Test Result w/ any drug or w/ 5 nanograms of THC or more

No Prior Offense 1 Prior Offense w/ 7 years 2 Prior Offenses w/ 7 years
Min/Max Jail Time 1 Day/ 364 days 30 days/ 364 days 90 days/ 364 days
Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) 15 days instead of jail 60 days mandatory 120 days OR a minimum of 8 additional days jail
Min/Max Fine (fees/ assessments, not including probation fees) $990.50 / $5k $1,245.50 / $5k $2,095.50 / $5k
License Suspension/ Revocation (Day for Day Credit given for administrative suspension/ revocation) 90 days 2 year revocation 3 year revocation
Diagnostic substance use evaluation and follow recommendations. Required Expanded Evaluation Required Expanded Evaluation Required

**Ignition Interlock Device Restriction required in all cases (first IID restriction at least 1 year; 2nd IID restriction at least 5 years; 3rd at least 10 years)**

Breath or Blood Alcohol Test Result .150 or Higher or Test Refused

No Prior Offense 1 Prior Offense w/ 7 years 2 Prior Offenses w/ 7 years
Min/Max Jail Time 2 days/ 364 days 45 days/ 364 days 120 days/ 364 days
Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) 30 days instead of jail 90 days mandatory 150 days OR a minimum of 10 additional days jail
Min/Max Fine (fees/ assessments, not including probation fees) $1,245.50 / $5k $1,670.50 / $5k $2,945.50 / $5k
License Revocation (Day for Day Credit given for administrative suspension/ revocation) 1 year/ 2 years if test refused 900 days/ 3 years if refused 4 year revocation
Obtain diagnostic substance use evaluation and follow recommendations. Required Expanded Evaluation Required Expanded Evaluation Required

**Ignition Interlock Device Restriction required in all cases (first IID restriction at least 1 year; 2nd IID restriction at least 5 years; 3rd at least 10 years)**

For those who are accused of refusing the breath test, or who have prior DUI convictions, the penalties are more severe.

Don’t assume that your case is hopeless. Speak with our caring legal team about how you should proceed following an arrest.

Learn more about dUI Offenses

We know DUI Law better than most firms.  That’s why we are trusted by Thomson Reuters to Author the DUI Practice Manual for Washington every year since 2006.  We literally write The Book on DUI.

Why Hire Callahan Law?
Linda M. Callahan
Focused on DUI Offense

98% of our Law Firm is dedicated to DUI Defense.  With over 20 years of experience defending drivers throughout Western Washington since 2000.

Respected Author

Attorney Linda M. Callahan, our firm’s founder, is the published author of a widely respected and often consulted book on DUI law. She has a perfect 10 Avvo.com Rating. Under her direction, our firm provides knowledgeable and excellent legal representation to accused individuals.

We Know The Law

Our yearly update to the DUI Manual requires that we stay up to date on legislative changes related to DUI and have an impressive track record of success. Should you choose to entrust us with your DUI matter, you can feel peace of mind in knowing that your rights will be protected.

Training

Our attorneys are trained on all aspects of DUI, from breath testing and blood testing, to field sobriety tests and drug recognition.  We are successful because we understand the evidence.

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Is a DUI a Felony in Washington?

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know your rights

Washington State has some of the toughest DUI laws in our nation. These laws carry increasingly severe penalties for those who drink and drive. Washington lowered the BAC limit from .10 to 0.08 in January of 1999. Drivers with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) at .08 or above can now be convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition, because public sentiment is so very negative toward drunk drivers, prosecutors will often pursue a DUI conviction even when the driver’s test result is well under .08! This is possible because they can obtain a conviction if they can show the person drove while “affected by” alcohol, and/or marijuana or any drug, including prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Penalties

Learn more about penalties you may be facing.

Evidence

Learn how we win DUI Cases every day.

License Suspension

Win your DOL Hearing or Drive Legally

Let Us Be Your Legal Advocate

Contact one of our Experienced DUI Attorneys today and get the advice you need now.  Learn how to save your license and stay out of jail.

With Offices in Seattle, Olympia, and Shelton, we literally surround the Puget Sound.

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