Tacoma DUI Attorneys
Servicing Tacoma and all surrounding Pierce County areas.
Every Hester Law Group attorney has significant DUI defense experience. If you are arrested for DUI in Washington you will immediately be facing two cases: the criminal charge in court and the Department of Licensing's (DOL) action to suspend your drivers license. Both cases can result in the suspension of your drivers license and you need to act fast. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, you need to contact us as soon as possible so we can optimize your chances of keeping your license.
Criminal DUI charges
When somebody is arrested for DUI he or she will either be held in custody until a court date, or summonsed into court later. Sometimes it is the location of the arrest that determines where the case is prosecuted. Sometimes it is the type of cop who does the arresting that determines the court.
There are places within the City of Tacoma that can result in a case being prosecuted by Pierce County prosecuting attorneys in Pierce County District Court or in Tacoma Municipal Court. If you contact us early enough, we will be able to assist determining your proper municipal or district court location so you don’t accidentally miss a court date or find yourself in the wrong jurisdiction or even worse - having a warrant for your arrest. The same dilemma can occur between Pierce County and Gig Harbor Municipal Court as well as in the City of Lakewood court, University Place, Puyallup Municipal Court, Bonney Lake Municipal Court, and many other jurisdictions. When we are retained, we will compassionately assist you through this initial and sometimes stressful process - all the while of aggressively defending the DUI charges against you.
You deserve to have an experience and talented lawyer by your side at every court appearance and one who best represents you throught the DUI legal process. Whether you are in Kitsap County, or one of its cities such as Port Orchard, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Puyallup or Silverdale, or if your case is anywhere in Pierce County or King County (including Bellevue, Redmond, Des Moines, Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Tukwila, and any number of other cities, we will do our best to be right there with you at your first hearing. A benefit of hiring Wayne Fricke, Brett Purtzer, Lance Hester, Casey Arbenz, and Monte Hester is that you’ll be hiring lawyers that work as a team, and we can make more appearances on short notice than many other firms are able to accommodate.
DOL Licensing Hearing
As DUI defense attorneys, each of the attorneys at the Hester Law Group have handled hundreds of Department of Licensing Hearings (DOL hearings). There are tight timelines for preserving your right to contest the DOL action against your license. The DOL also charges significant fees if you want to preserve your hearing right. Brett Purtzer, Casey Arbenz, Lance Hester, and Wayne Fricke will not only navigate this part of the process for you, but they will identify the issues and aggressively represent you at the hearing.