Drunk driving is an offense that may be charged against a person even when there are no victims involved. If a police officer observes that you are driving a little recklessly, he could ask you to pull over to determine if you are driving under the influence. The smell of your breath alone may give him enough cause to proceed with a DUI investigation, which could be the start of the road to trouble for you.
A DUI conviction in Washington state and elsewhere usually results in penalties that range from highly inconvenient to severe, including driver’s license revocation, probation, community service, and jail time.
If you are arrested for DUI, your license will immediately be suspended or revoked. This is an immediate action required by law, yet can be quelled if you request for a hearing and contest the suspension. To facilitate the hearing request, it is best to immediately seek the counsel of a DUI attorney in Yakima, who would know how to go about the process.