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RCW 46.61.503 - Driver under twenty-one consuming alcohol — Penalties.
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, a person is guilty of driving or being in physical control of a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol if the person operates or is in physical control of a motor vehicle within this state and the person:
(a) Is under the age of twenty-one;
(b) Has, within two hours after operating or being in physical control of the motor vehicle, an alcohol concentration of at least 0.02 but less than the concentration specified in RCW 46.61.502, as shown by analysis of the person's breath or blood made under RCW 46.61.506.
(2) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection (1) of this section which the defendant must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of alcohol after the time of driving or being in physical control and before the administration of an analysis of the person's breath or blood to cause the defendant's alcohol concentration to be in violation of subsection (1) of this section within two hours after driving or being in physical control. The court shall not admit evidence of this defense unless the defendant notifies the prosecution prior to the earlier of: (a) Seven days prior to trial; or (b) the omnibus or pretrial hearing in the case of the defendant's intent to assert the affirmative defense.
(3) Analyses of blood or breath samples obtained more than two hours after the alleged driving or being in physical control may be used as evidence that within two hours of the alleged driving or being in physical control, a person had an alcohol concentration in violation of subsection (1) of this section.
(4) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
Contact our Skagit County Minor DUI attorneys today for a complimentary consultation.
There are many in the legal profession who believe that a Minor DUI is relatively insignificant and not overly egregious. Our Skagit County Minor DUI attorneys do not share that belief as we are more than aware of the permanent damage such a crime can have on a young person's record. This is why we fight these criminal charges so aggressively. For an individual under the age of 21 to be convicted of a crime, never mind a "baby DUI," is typically a terrible thing. To start out adult life with an anchor that is a criminal record can be a burden with horrendous consequences. A criminal conviction may hinder future employment, travel, school admissions or college loans. The charge of Minor DUI must be fought hard to either a dismissal or an amendment to a less damaging offense. Our Skagit County Minor DUI lawyers do this for a living, day in and day out. You need options and a place to turn. If charged with a criminal charge contact our Skagit County Minor DUI attorneys today for a free consultation.
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Fantastic experience with David and his team. I thought life was over after I got my DUI and then received 2 more speeding tickets in the months that followed. David was able to get me awesome results, 2 of the 3 speeding tickets were thrown out, one of them was re-written as a non-insurance impacting ticket. My DUI was very well handed in the courts and the Department of licensing charges were dropped. Thanks!
- Michael, Anacortes, WA
Law Firm of David N Jolly
415 Pine St, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273, United States
The Law Firm of David N. Jolly is a team of professional Skagit County Criminal Defense Attorneys who focus on helping and protecting those accused of criminal charges. Our Skagit County criminal lawyers and staff have more than 60 years of experience in criminal law.
If you are arrested and charged with a Minor DUI in Skagit County you will be required to complete and alcohol evaluation, ADIS class and DUI Victim Panel
You will lose your driving privilege if convicted or Minor DUI in Skagit County or if you do not request a DOL hearing. Be sure to request the hearing within 20 days