Montesano DUI Lawyer
Montesano, Washington DUI Lawyer
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Montesano, Washington DUI Lawyer - David Hatch
105 N. River St.
Montesano, WA 98563
- Grays Harbor County, WA
- Pacific County, WA
Attorney David Hatch is an aggressive and successful criminal defense trial lawyers with extensive experience with DUI cases as well as all serious felony and misdemeanor charges.
David Hatch has tried so many cases to a Not Guilty verdict that we're starting to lose count, but here is partial list of charges that he has successfully defended against: Murder, Robbery First Degree, Vehicular Homicide (3 strikes you're out case), Vehicular Assault, Assault Second degree (3 strikes you're out case), Arson First degree, Theft First degree, Medicaid False Statements (9 counts), Possession with intent to deliver Oxycontin, Unlawful possession of a Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine, Failure to Registers as a Sex Offender, Residential Burglary, Burglary Second degree, Assault Second degree, Assault on a Police Officer, Assault Third degree, Malicious Mischief Second degree, Custodial Assault of Prison Guards, Assault Fourth degree Domestic Violence, Unlawful Hunting Big Game Second degree, Driving While License Suspended, and of course Driving Under the Influence.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance is a crime in Washington that can carry serious consequences, beginning with jail, loss of your driving privilege which can lead to loss of employment, costly fines, electronic home monitoring, court ordered alcohol and drug treatment and probation for five years. Representation from David Hatch can ensure that your rights are respected and protected as we examine the evidence against you and hold the prosecutors to their burden of proof. Remember that you as the accused citizen are presumed innocent and attorney Hatch will work diligently and aggressive to keep it that way. Of course not all cases are meant for jury trial, and when cases are headed for settlement negotiations you want to have experienced trial lawyers advocating for the best possible outcome.
David Hatch has successfully handled all variety of drug cases, so whether your accused of crimes involving marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or even counterfeit drugs, he has the skills and experience necessary to challenge the cops authority to stop, arrest or search so that we can successfully fight to keep the incriminating evidence out and get your case dismissed. Diligent representation can ensure that your rights are protected at every stage of the proceedings. When the prosecutor has the evidence and the case is headed for trial, experience shows that we have expertise to raise the Reasonable Doubt necessary to protect your freedom.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Type of Cases Our Firm Handles
Attorney Hatch handles many types of criminal cases including Drinking and Driving (DUI), Negligent Driving, and Traffic Offenses. As a full service criminal defense law firm, David Hatch handles all cases from Murder First Degree down to speeding infractions.
We Think You Should Hire Us If:
You want an experienced trial attorney who will personally handle your file. I will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.
If You Want to Tell Our Law Firm About Your Situation You Should:
I will personally communicate with you. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message with my receptionist. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours or less. My office phone is (360) 249-2224
Our Clients Will Tell You That:
My level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition, my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case allows me to obtain the most favorable results..
Our Philosophy On How We Approach Our Cases is:
Depending on the type of case I like to find out as much as I can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.
If You Want to Learn More About Our Firm You Should:
Call for a consultation at (360) 249-2224, during which I can answer all of your questions.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.