The legal drinking age in Washington State is 21 years old. Yet, a recent trend shows more and more teens are driving while under the influence. The problem appears to be especially troublesome in Sammamish, about 20 minutes outside of Seattle.
In Seattle, a drunk driving arrest can result in a driver's license revocation or the required installation of an interlock system. However, a drunk driving conviction could mean more than these DUI penalties; it could change a person's life forever. For one football player, in addition to these legal penalties, a drunk driving conviction could mean disciplinary action from his team and the university he attends.
Flashing lights, getting pulled over and being asked by a police officer to get out of the car are not the only concerns a defendant accused of drunk driving may have. If a defendant is convicted of a DUI charge, he or she may face penalties that could change their lives forever. Recently, Washington State police say a woman was arrested for drunk driving twice in eight hours.
What types of penalties do I face if I am convicted of a DUI? What if I have been involved in a car accident in which others were injured and I had a BAC level that was greater than the state limit? What penalties do I face if I have been charged with vehicular assault or vehicular homicide? A Washington man may be asking these and other similar questions after recently being involved in a car accident and faces DUI charges.