Be aware of how the new tax law will impact your spousal maintenance

Tax season is underway and Americans have less than two months to file taxes for 2017.

For those who pay spousal maintenance to their former spouse all year long, filing taxes presents the opportunity to claim a tax deduction for these payments. This can often be quite significant!  This is the silver lining – but not for long. President Trump’s recently passed tax code imposes a substantial impact to those paying and receiving spousal maintenance.

What is spousal maintenance?

Upon divorce, it is not unusual for one spouse to ask for maintenance. Spousal maintenance is money paid by one spouse to another, separate from child support and meant to support the spouse in paying bills, upholding a certain lifestyle, or other reasons. Spousal maintenance is known in some states as “alimony” or “spousal support”.

Spousal maintenance is not mandatory in Washington State (unlike child support). The court will determine whether it is found to be just and equitable to order maintenance. This is up for some interpretation, with no specific rules governing what is just and equitable, but there are certain factors the court is likely to consider:

  • Whether the person seeking support can support him- or herself
  • Each party’s financial resources
  • The standard of living both parties are accustomed to
  • How long a couple was married
  • Each party’s age and earning capabilities
  • How much each party has contributed to the household over the course of the marriage

The court will consider these topics and more in determining whether or not spousal maintenance is granted. In general, short-term marriages tend to yield maintenance awards that are also short term, versus long-term marriages which are more likely to yield longer term awards. “Rehabilitative maintenance” is a time-limited award that is intended to afford one spouse the time to become financially independent.

How will the new tax law affect things?

This MarketWatch article details the way the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) impacts alimony, or spousal maintenance as termed in Washington State. Before TCJA, payments that met the tax-law definition of spousal maintenance could always be deducted by the payer for federal income tax purposes. On the other end, recipients of spousal maintenance always had to report the payments as taxable income.

The new TCJA changes this completely. Under TCJA, tax deductions are eliminated on spousal maintenance for all divorce decrees that occur after December 31, 2018. In addition, recipients of spousal maintenance required under agreements executed post-2018 will no longer have to include this as taxable income.

For spousal maintenance payments made under pre-2019 divorce or separation agreements, the old laws remain. Payers will continue to claim a tax deduction and recipients will continue to be required to report spousal maintenance as taxable income. As the article states, it will be “business as usual”. The article goes on to describe the requirements for spousal maintenance payments required by pre-2019 divorce agreements to qualify as tax deductible. Please refer to the article for details.

What now?

The new laws bring about a dramatic change for spousal maintenance payments required under divorce or separation agreements made on or after January 1, 2019 – and it may impact the way people are looking at their divorces in this calendar year.

If you are amid divorce or separation proceedings and expect to pay spousal maintenance, it may be to your advantage to have your agreement finalized and signed before the end of the year so you will fall under the old law and be able to claim tax deductions moving forward.

However, if you expect to be the recipient of payments, it may be wise to delay finalization of your agreement until after January 1, 2019. This would mean you would fall under the new law and your payments would not have to be included as taxable income.

Either way, the shift complicates things and you need experienced counsel to help guide and support you in this process.

Legal Representation

If you considering divorce or in the early stages of divorce proceedings, it is essential that you have strong legal representation on your side who will see your case through. If you are seeking spousal maintenance or if you are obligated to provide spousal maintenance, you will need skilled and experienced counsel who can advise you appropriately around the new tax law. Our family law attorneys at Dellino Law Group have extensive experience and expertise in this area.

Our attorneys will consult with you and advise you of your legal rights and obligations. We will support you in developing a sound understanding of how the new tax law may impact your spousal maintenance payments, and we will assist in determining the best path moving forward. Please contact our family law attorneys as soon as possible!

 

Reminder for your morning commute: New distracted-driving law in WA State is in effect (DUI-E)!

Washington State has a new anti-distraction law, effective NOW. Be sure you understand the law so you can avoid a citation.

The Seattle Times and Komo News provide useful, detailed accounts of what is banned and what is legal. Here are some of the bullets:

  • Driving under the Influence of Electronics (DUI-E) is a primary offense. A police officer can pull someone over based solely on seeing them using a handheld device, typing on their device, or watching a video.
  • This law became effective yesterday, 7/23/17. It is enforceable now.

What is banned?

  • The new law prohibits a person who is sitting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle from holding a personal electronic device in either or both hands
  • Texting or holding a phone to your ear was already against the law.
  • The new law forbids all handheld use. This means not just phone calls or texting, but composing or reading any kind of message, social media post, photograph, or data.
  • Drivers may not use handheld devices while at a stop sign or red-light signal either.
  • All video watching is illegal, even in dashboard dash-mounted device.
  • Miscellaneous distractions such as grooming or eating are a secondary offense, meaning a ticket may be issued if a law-enforcement officer pulls you over for some other traffic offense.

What is legal?

  • The new law allows for “the minimal use of a finger” to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of a personal electronic device. Police will use their judgment on this. The intention for it to include a one-touch activation action only, where the driver does not need to look away from their windshield.
  • Common built-in electronics, such as hands-free phones and satellite music and maps, are legal.
  • Smartphones mounted in a dashboard cradle may be used for limited purposes, such as navigation, music, or a voice-activated call.
  • Emergency, handheld calls to 911 or other emergency services are legal, and so are urgent calls between transit employees and dispatchers.

What are the penalties?

  • The standard traffic fine of $136 would apply to a first offense, but would increase to $234 for a second offense within five years.
  • For a 6-month grace period, the WA State Patrol will reportedly be handing out literature about the new law. However, the grace period is controversial among police King County Sheriff’s Office intends to begin issuing citations immediately.
  • Don’t take any chances. Expect you will be ticketed and fined if you are stopped for this offense.
  • These citations will be reported in state driving records, unlike the previous law. Insurance companies will track them and violations may impact your insurance rates.

Why is this happening?

  • The Seattle Times reports that last year, 156 of the 537 WA State roadway deaths were related to distraction of various kinds, as were 572 of the 2,208 serious injuries.
  • This intention of the new law is to save lives.

Please reference the Seattle Times & Komo News articles for additional, more detailed information.

DRIVE SAFELY! Please contact our traffic attorneys at Dellino Law Group if you have any questions or if you have been issued a violation and wish to understand your options in contesting.

 

Some Seattle Businesses are Providing Second-Chance Employment for Former Prisoners

We believe in second chances. It is both refreshing and inspiring to see organizations committed to delivering second chances to people who are trying to change their lives.

The Seattle Times highlights a job fair that was held this week in Seattle, aimed at helping people who were formerly incarcerated find employment. MOD Pizza was among the dozen employers represented, as well as Uber, FareStart, and Tom Douglas Restaurants.

The article quotes one woman who was uneasy about her future when she was released from prison. She wasn’t sure if she would be employable and feared falling back into a life of drugs and crime. This is a fear of many people being released from prison who are re-entering society with a criminal record and a big gap in their resume. Companies like those represented at the job fair are essential to provide hope, opportunity, and second chances for people who are trying to make life changes. The woman in the Seattle Times article was quoted as saying her career opportunity at MOD Pizza “absolutely saved my life.”

This job fair was supported by the City of Seattle and Uber and hosted by Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, an organization committed to expanding employment opportunities for people with criminal backgrounds. The job fair was part of a two-day event and included a gathering of business and non-profit leaders interested in providing “second chance employment”. The news article describes the background and origin of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, started by David Dahl. Dahl was welcomed back to his family bakery business (Dave’s Killer Bread) after serving 15 years in prison for drug, assault, and robbery charges. One third of the employees with Dave’s Killer Bread have a criminal background.

Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation seeks to educate about second chance employment and encourage employers to be part of the solution. Successful reentry of a person being released from prison relies on businesses being open to employing them.

There is a goal of reducing recidivism in Washington State. Currently about 1/3 of the number of people released from prison will return within three years, according to the Seattle Times article. However, reentry plans are lacking essential components and people are not being set up for success.

Real job opportunities, such as those presented at this job fair, could be a missing piece of the puzzle. Opening these doors for formerly incarcerated people could provide hope and opportunity for many, and can literally save lives.

 

Patrols will be on the lookout for intoxicated boaters starting this weekend! Be aware of BUI law & penalties

It’s that time of year again! The weather is heating up and Washingtonians are ready to get out on the water. This week, the Seattle Times reminds us that police patrols are ready to be on the look-out for intoxicated boaters.

The article describes an increased, targeted effort by law enforcement agencies to crack down on boaters under the influence of drugs or alcohol throughout Washington State. City and county marine patrol units are joined by the state Parks Boating Program and state Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Police to create emphasis patrols, set to begin this weekend.

The special patrols will begin this Memorial Day weekend and run several weekends through August. The article provides more information about locations and dates statewide.

Boaters are encouraged to designate a sober captain, refrain from boating the influence, and keep the waters safe!

What is BUI?

BUI refers to “Boating under the Influence” (RCW 79A.60.040), which is a gross misdemeanor and a significant criminal offense in Washington State. It is important to be aware of the law and potential consequences involved with a BUI conviction.

BUI is similar to DUI in theory, but it is its own charge and is governed by a separate statute (RCW 79A.60.040):

  1. It is unlawful for any person to operate a vessel in a reckless manner.
  2. It is unlawful for a person to operate a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug. A person is considered to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if, within two hours of operating a vessel:
    • The person has an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person’s breath or blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or
    • The person has a THC concentration of 5.00 or higher as shown by analysis of the person’s blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or
    • The person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug; or
    • The person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, and any drug.

A breath test machine and sobriety tests are generally used in trying to determine the accused’s level of intoxication. A person who operates a vessel in Washington State is deemed to have given consent for testing.

Under state law, boaters suspected of being intoxicated who refuse to comply with taking a breath or blood test face a civil penalty of $2,050.

RCW 79A.60.040 provides more information about how the law incorporates testing and consent.

Penalties:

If convicted of BUI, penalties may include up to 364 days in jail and a maximum $5,000 fine. In addition, the court may order the defendant to pay restitution for any damages or injuries resulting from the offense.

This law applies to all boats, including kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and inflatable fishing rafts.

Legal Representation:

BUI is a significant offense and consequences may include potential jail time and fines. In addition, a conviction results in a misdemeanor charge on your criminal record. If you are charged with BUI, is essential to work with an experienced defense attorney to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Our DUI attorneys at Dellino Law Group are extremely knowledgeable in BUI and DUI law and are committed to each and every unique case. Our attorneys will exhaust all angles and work toward reducing charges to a simple infraction or even complete dismissal when possible. If you are facing BUI or DUI charges, please contact our office as soon as possible for a Free Consultation.

Where are Seattle’s traffic-stop hot spots?

Like most major cities, Seattle has certain areas that see the most traffic tickets.

Seattle PI does us all a favor by highlighting these police “beats” where the most traffic stops appear to occur. Statistics in this article are pulled from Seattle Police Department reports and include traffic violations only.

Some of the areas where SPD made the most traffic stops in recent months include:

  • Admiral area of West Seattle
  • Green Lake
  • The International District
  • Rainier Beach
  • Eastlake
  • Lake City
  • Lower Queen Anne
  • Freelard
  • South Beacon Hill
  • Central District’s south end
  • Downtown core
  • Industrial Area and Georgetown
  • First Hill
  • Sodo
  • Hillman City and Brighton neighborhood
  • North Seattle College area
  • South Park
  • Northwestern West Seattle
  • Pike-Pine area on Capitol Hill
  • Mount Baker area

The article notes how many traffic stops each of these areas have seen in recent months, with Mount Baker by far seeing the most stops. It also provides more detail about the locations where significant traffic stops occur. Be aware of these heavily monitored areas and be safe!

Our Traffic Ticket Services:

If you do receive a traffic ticket, be wise and consult our experienced traffic attorneys before paying it. Our traffic attorneys work aggressively, efficiently, and creatively to defend each unique ticket. It is almost always worth it to fight your ticket and to do whatever you can to keep it off your record. Even ONE traffic ticket on your driving record can potentially increase insurance premiums for 3 years! Whether you receive a speeding ticket, reckless driving, or another moving violation, we are prepared to fight your case. It is our goal to protect your driving record, insurance rates, privilege to drive, and in some cases even your job.

The first step in beating your traffic ticket is to contact our practice. Please contact our traffic attorneys at Dellino Law Group today for a Free Consultation.

Did you get caught up in the May Day protests?

Once again, the Northwest reels in the aftermath of May Day, with a peaceful day of protest erupting in chaos and violence.

What is May Day?

May Day (May 1st) was originally an ancient pagan holiday, a celebration of Spring and the transition to Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Different cultural groups have designed May Day celebrations or rituals in line with their cultures or beliefs (e.g. maypole dancing, daisy crowns).

May 1st is also a labor holiday in many regions worldwide. It was declared “International Workers Day” in 1886 by the International Socialist Conference after violent protests in Haymarket Square in Chicago, during a time when laborers were fighting for fair working conditions internationally. The U.S. celebrates Labor Day in September, but May 1st is a workers’ holiday globally. It is a day that many people around the world, including in the U.S., protest and riot in the name of labor movements and better working conditions.

What happened in Seattle?

Seattle has been known for eruptive and disorderly May Days in recent years. Seattle’s May Day saw less turmoil this year than past years, but there were still arrests and conflict.

Komo and other news sources report at least 5 arrests after May Day protesters and pro-Trump demonstrators faced off at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. Officers intervened and ordered crowds to disperse in their efforts to control the ensuing fights. Arrests that have been made public include obstruction charges, attempted assault, unlawful possession, misdemeanor theft.

Nearby Olympia, WA and Portland, OR saw heightened chaos and violence with broken storefront windows, street fires set, and police attacked. There were dozens of arrests in Portland and rowdy protests in Olympia saw quite a few arrests as well.

Legal Representation

If you or someone you care about was charged with a crime during May Day or in the aftermath, please consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Whether you are charged with a property crime, trespassing, assault, or obstruction, it is essential that you have skilled legal counsel to advocate for the best possible outcome in your case. Please contact us today for a Free Consultation.

Distracted driving laws may toughen significantly – Put down the phone!

Lawmakers in Washington state are aiming to increase safety on the streets and decrease traffic fatalities in 2017.

The Seattle Times presented an article this week describing a bill in the works, tentatively named the “Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act”. The bill seeks to expand upon existing law and prohibit almost all use of handheld devices by drivers.

Current law:

Distracted driving refers to activity that disrupts a driver’s focus. Cell phone activity distracts a driver’s attention and thus endangers the driver, their passengers, other drivers and passengers on the road, and pedestrian bystanders.

Washington’s current cell phone laws came into effect in 2008 and 2010. Formerly, drivers could only be ticketed for texting while driving if it was a secondary offense. However, under the new laws if police see you holding your phone or texting while driving, they can pull you over and issue a ticket for the offense.

Violations of cell phone and texting laws carry a $124 fine for a first-time offense. This could be significantly more if you are involved with causing a collision.

Cell Phone Law:

  • Washington State’s Cell Phone Law(RCW 46.61.667) states you may not use a wireless communications device or hand-held mobile telephone while driving. Drivers must use hands-free devices.
  • Drivers with Instruction Permits(RCW 46.20.055) or Intermediate Licenses (RCW 46.20.075) cannot use any wireless communication device while driving, even if it is hands-free, unless in an emergency situation.

Texting Law:

  • Washington State’s Text Messaging Law(RCW 46.61.668) prohibits sending, reading, or writing a text message while driving.

Exceptions:

  • If operating an authorized emergency vehicle or a tow truck responding to a disabled vehicle
  • Using a hands-free device including a speakerphone, blue tooth, or headset
  • Reporting illegal activity or calling for medical or emergency help
  • Using a hearing aid

The Seattle Times article reiterates that Washington’s laws are almost a decade old. Texting and holding a cellphone to the ear are banned. However, when these laws were created the popularity and wide usage of certain apps was not in existence. The article cites Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook Live as examples of cell phone apps that may divert a driver’s attention for just a few seconds, which is all it takes to cause a fatal accident. It can be as dangerous as driving drunk.

The National Safety Council reports that traffic fatalities in the U.S. caused by distracted driving increased 9% from 2014 to 2015, and Washington state is no exception to the “deadly epidemic.”

Lawmakers are feeling optimistic about their chances of success in passing a bill to toughen distracted driving laws, despite past failed attempts. There is a lot of support and increased public awareness. Families of victims of distracted driving traffic fatalities will likely testify in support of the bill.

Some of the changes lawmakers hope to see include increasing the current $124 fine to $350 for using handheld devices, as well as having these citations reported to insurance companies and courts. They hope to see drivers deterred by stiffer penalties. They also seek to ban use of cell phone apps while driving. Hands-free communication would continue to be legal, but drivers would not be able to pick up their phones and scan their Facebook feed, look at Instagram, or post a tweet or status update. The specifics of the bill are still in discussion.

The news article also discusses habits of drivers, limitations of the distracted brain, and the challenge of changing human behavior.

We urge you to drive responsibly, focus on the road, and prioritize the safety of yourself and those around you. No social media update, text, or phone call are as important as your life.

With Hate Crimes and Harassment on the Rise, What can we do?

It has been almost 2 weeks since Election Day. Despite your political preference, it is fair to say these are unsettling times. News sources around the country are reporting a significant spike in hate crimes, harassment, and intimidation.

Just one week post-election, NBC News reported that “hundreds of hate crimes” had been reported. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published a report about these incidents and is continuing to track reports as they come in. SPLC is a group dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and is devoted to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Hate crimes, including harassment and threats, are occurring all around the country. Multiple incidents are listed and described in the NBC News article, and on widespread news sources daily. Victims of hate crimes are most often targeted because of their race or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Many people are frightened about what is happening now and the uncertainty of what may come. Nationwide reports of harassment against ethnic and religious minorities, as well members of the LGBTQ community, continue to surge. UW Bothell is investigating reports of a hate crime targeting several Muslim women on campus. San Jose University and NYU have reported similar incidents of anti-Muslim harassment and threatening behavior. Critics of the President-elect believe the rhetoric used throughout his campaign has largely contributed to a surge in anti-Muslim sentiment and increased incidents of harassment and violence.

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, calls the rise in hate crimes since Election Day an “explosion”. Cuomo referred to the prejudice, discrimination, and hateful harassment as a “social poison in the fabric of our nation”. The significant rise in such crimes in New York has led to the creation of a special hate crimes police unit.

Millions of concerned citizens across the country are engaging in protests, walkouts, and demonstrations to show solidarity with the communities that may have felt targeted by the President-elect’s campaign, and who continue to feel targeted by fellow Americans. These people are seeking to fight against hatred and hate crimes and demand equality for all.

Our law firm strongly rejects the hateful attitudes and rhetoric that permeated throughout the 2016 campaign. We reject racism, sexism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and all other forms of hate and bigotry.

We urge you to remember that hate crimes are not only inhumane, they are illegal. In Washington State, A person is guilty of malicious harassment (RCW 9a.36.080) if he or she maliciously and intentionally commits one of the following acts because of his or her perception of the victim’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical, or sensory handicap:

  • Causes physical injury to the victim or another person;
  • Causes physical damage to or destruction of the property of the victim or another person; or
  • Threatens a specific person or group of persons and places that person, or members of the specific group of persons, in reasonable fear of harm to person or property. The fear must be a fear that a reasonable person would have under all the circumstances.

Please review the statute for additional detail and circumstances which may constitute malicious harassment.

Malicious harassment is a class C felony, punishable under RCW 9a.20.021 by a prison sentence of up to 5 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.

Reporting & Seeking Legal Representation:

To report an immediate incident or one that has just occurred, and/or if you feel that you are in any danger, please call 9-1-1. If the incident has subsided, there are no injuries, and you are out of harm’s way, contact the local police department.

If you have been the victim of any type of hate crime and are in need of legal representation, please contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.  Our criminal defense attorneys will explore the ins and outs of your case and pursue the best possible outcome. If you have been unjustly accused of malicious harassment, we can help you to clear your name and avoid a felony conviction on your record. In either case, we are dedicated to helping you understand and advocate for your legal rights.

Please consider reading our recent blog post: How to be kind to yourself and others. During a time when so many people are feeling anxious, nervous, fearful, angry, and saddened, we need to remember what is important: universal kindness and compassion.

Be aware that your cell phone number can serve as a gateway to your personal life

According to a recent Seatttle Times article, the next time someone asks you for your cell phone number, you may want to think twice before giving it.

We caution you to keep your information secure. Whether you are going through a divorce, in the midst of another life transition, or just interested in protecting your privacy, it is important to understand what is at risk when you release your cell phone number.

The article describes that our cell phone numbers are increasingly used as a link to private information maintained by company databases. The article cites social networks, money lenders, and other types of businesses as utilizing our cell phone numbers to hold and maintain extensive personal data. This information can be used to monitor our spending habits, web browsing, television viewing, and more.

We are used to sharing our numbers freely with people we barely know, yet we are accustomed to protecting our Social Security numbers. However, as the article indicates, companies are not required to keep cell phone numbers private the way they are with SSNs. In exposing our cell numbers so readily, we are unleashing the key to our personal lives.

People rarely change cell phone numbers anymore, given that they can maintain their number even when transferring carriers. Landlines are becoming a thing of the past. Given how reliant we are becoming on our cell phone numbers, we should be more aware of their value and of the way they can serve as a gateway to so much information.

The Seattle Times article provides more information about how and why giving out our cell phone numbers poses a risk and leaves us vulnerable to fraud and identity theft.  The power of mobile technology should not be taken lightly.

Recent Changes to Washington DUI Laws

DUI laws are often evolving, with frequent legislative changes that may affect sentencing and licensing. NWSidebar describes 4 important changes to Washington DUI laws. These changes stem from the implementation of House Bill 2700, which went into effect on June 9, 2016.

1) Sentencing Alternative: 

Under House Bill 2700, a 24/7 alcohol monitoring program is available as an alternative to jail time. Previously, a first-time DUI offender with a breath test under .15 faced a mandatory minimum of one day in jail. They could request the judge to convert one day of jail time to 15 days of electronic home monitoring  There is now a third option available which allows flexibility for individuals who may be unable to face jail time or home monitoring because or family or work commitments. Rather than one day in jail or 15 days of electronic home monitoring, the individual may opt for 90 days in the 24/7 alcohol monitoring program.

2) Ignition Interlock Employer Waiver:

Ignition interlock device requirements have been problematic for individuals who drive for work. Previously, if someone was required to have an ignition interlock device on their vehicle, they could get an exception for a work vehicle. However, this was only possible following a mandatory waiting period, ranging from 30-365 days. Under House Bill 2700, the mandatory waiting period is eliminated. Individuals required to have an ignition interlock device can be granted an exception for driving as a condition of employment, with no waiting period required.

3) Avoiding License Suspension:

Under House Bill 2700, there is a path to avoiding license suspension for individuals who are arrested or convicted of a first-time DUI. If the individual enrolls and completes a 24/7 sobriety program, the Department of Licensing will hold off on suspending their driver’s license. The length of time they will hold off is depending upon breath test results.

4) DOL Hearings:

Department of Licensing deadlines are tightening. This portion of the bill does not go into effect until Jan 1, 2019, when the deadline for requesting an administrative hearing will be shortened to 7 days. The Department’s deadline for holding the hearing will be within 30 days. This is a shift from the current deadlines, in which arrested persons must request a hearing within 20 days and the hearing must be held within 60. This shift may have a significant impact on individuals missing the quick deadline, especially if they do not immediately consult with or hire an attorney.

Dellino Law Group:  DUI Attorney

With evolving DUI laws, it is essential that you connect with a knowledgeable DUI attorney to advise you and advocate for your best interests. Our law firm prides itself on providing personalized legal services to all of our clients. We want you to feel comfortable working with our DUI lawyers, so we take the time to discuss the details of your DUI arrest and we will provide an honest opinion of how we can help.  Having one of our dedicated DUI lawyers representing you in your DUI defense can alleviate a lot of the stress you will be feeling after being arrested for DUI.  Knowing that our experienced DUI attorneys are working to ensure all of your legal rights are protected and fighting to have your charges reduced or even dismissed can lift a very heavy weight off of your shoulders.

Please contact us today for a Free Consultation so we may begin working to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

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