Clark County DUI/DWI Lawyer

Drunk driving is an incredibly common criminal charge often faced by honest, law-abiding people. Although common, DUIs have serious consequences, and they involve complicated aspects of the law and scientific evidence not used with other types of cases. They are best handled with advice and representation from a knowledgeable lawyer.

With Jeff Staples, Attorney at Law, you will find a Vancouver DUI attorney who can defend you against both the criminal charges and a related administrative license suspension. He provides thorough, reasonably priced representation for clients throughout Southwest Washington.

Vancouver Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Guiding You Through Complicated Charges

If you are pulled over after consuming alcohol, there is a significant risk you will face criminal charges. The level of charge and the potential consequences will depend on your blood alcohol content (BAC), whether you have prior DUI offenses and other factors. You may face significant penalties and other consequences, including:

  • The potential for time in jail
  • Fines and fees of more than $1,000
  • A license revocation
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Requirements for the use of an ignition interlock device
  • A criminal record

Jeff Staples has the skills and knowledge to help you reduce or eliminate these consequences when possible. He is a former prosecutor who handled many DUIs — including taking numerous cases to trial — before becoming a criminal defense attorney. He understands the complex web of laws and statutes involved with DWI, he knows how to review and understand the scientific tests involved, and he is ready to vigorously protect your rights.

In some cases, deferred prosecution may be an option. Under deferred prosecution, your case will be dismissed if you successfully complete alcohol treatment and other requirements of probation. But deferred prosecution is not the best option for everyone. As part of his representation, Jeff Staples helps clients understand all their options so they can make informed decisions about how best to proceed.

Help With Administrative License Suspensions

In addition to your criminal charges, after a DUI arrest you will likely face an administrative license revocation or suspension. If your license is administratively revoked, it will remain revoked even if you beat your criminal charges. You have the right to challenge the suspension of your license, however, and Jeff Staples can represent you in this proceeding.

If you have been pulled over for DUI/DWI, contact Jeff today to learn how he can help you. Jeff offers free initial consultations and accepts credit cards. Call Jeff Staples at 360-989-2250 or contact him online.