Kevin assists those individuals in the pursuit and defense of their constitutional rights from initial charging through all motions and hearings, to include Suppression Hearings and trials. He also represents clients at the appellate level in the State Appellate Court and the Washington State Supreme Courts. He specialized in serious felony matters with an emphasis on proceeding with these matters to jury trial. He has tried well over one hundred and fifty jury trials with a high degree of success, conducting approximately fifteen to twenty jury trials per year. If you’re looking for an attorney who cares about your legal rights and future then pick up the phone and call Kevin L. Holt.
A DUI arrest is a very serious matter. Not only can it be an embarrassing and stressful event, but the arrest usually results in two separate legal actions. The two actions are taken by the state of Washington against those arrested for a DUI. The first action is an attempt to suspend your driver’s license, and the second action is for you to deal with the legal justice system.
Contesting a license suspension is a complicated and tricky matter. Not only are there payment and form deadlines, but there are different qualifications based on your prior offenses, blood alcohol level at the time of offense, and potential insurance. Kevin L. Holt will work hard to find a path to avoid or contest a suspension and, if one isn’t granted, He can help find ways to help you alleviate the impact of the suspension.
Based on RCW 46.61. 5055, if you are convicted of a first-time DUI with a BAC under .15 percent, then your license may be suspended for 90 days. A first-time DUI with a high BAC of more than .15 percent or with a refusal of a BAC test results in a one- or two-year suspension, respectively.
If your conviction is for a second DUI within a seven-year period, you face much longer license suspensions. A second DUI with a BAC below .15 percent results in a two-year suspension. A second DUI with a BAC over .15 percent or with a BAC test refusal leads to a suspension for two and a half or three years, respectively.
Typically, this suspension begins 45 days after the court notifies the DOL of the conviction. If you are already serving a civil license suspension, this time may count against your criminal punishment. However, you may be able to avoid a hard suspension for the full duration. In many situations, you may have to endure a hard suspension with no driving privileges for a period of time. Then you may be able to request limited driving privileges with the use of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
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