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People stopped for an alleged DUI in Everett’s city limits by the Everett Police are prosecuted in Everett Municipal Court, which is a new one-story courthouse a block away from the Snohomish County Superior Court. It is at the corner of Pacific and Wetmore. If you are stopped by a Snohomish County Sheriff or a State Trooper (“WSP”) you will be taken directly to the Snohomish County Jail and your DUI charge/case will be filed in the Everett Division of the Snohomish County District Court System (aka “Everett district Court”).
Arrestees are booked into the Everett or the Snohomish Jail, but breath testing is usually done at the Everett Police Station. But, if you refuse to provide breath samples, or if drugs are suspected, you will be taken to providence Hospital, while still in custody, and your blood drawn by a hospital phlebotomist and given to the police as evidence to be processed by the Washington State Toxicology Lab, a process which can sometimes and usually does take months because they are severely backlogged due to major budget cuts.
If your DUI was a repeat DUI offense or you got into an accident in which someone was hurt or major property damage occurred, or if you had a child passenger (under age 16) in your vehicle, you may easily face the court setting a bail and other burdensome conditions of release at your first appearance, the arraignment. These can include requesting the judge to impose Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”) or a ‘SCRAM” or ‘TAD’ device (another ankle bracelet that measures for alcohol consumption from your normal ambient skin perspiration even when you aren’t sweating, etc., or Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM”), and other conditions of release at your arraignment. Ideally, you must have an experienced private attorney at that arraignment hearing representing you then and throughout your Kirkland Municipal Court DUI prosecution.
DUI in Everett Washington
DUIs in Everett are investigated by the Everett Police, or by the Washington State Patrol or the Snohomish County sheriff’s office and then the reports sent to either the Everett City Attorney’s (prosecutor’s) Office; Everett Municipal court is now filing their DUI cases in 1 to 3 weeks after arrest, but those filed in Everett district Court can take a while longer to be filed. I have defended many hundreds if not thousands of DUIs over the past three decades and am well known in this court to the judge, the court commissioner and the prosecutors.
In the courtroom, as a criminal DUI defendant, even on a first-time DUI offense, your private DUI criminal defense attorney may well be your only friend. The first hearing after your arraignment will be a pretrial hearing and will ordinarily be roughly 3-8 weeks after the arraignment, depending upon how congested the court calendars are at the time. Many things need to be discussed and done to prepare for that hearing. I know how the system works, what the Everett City and District Court Prosecutors will likely seek from the court against you, and which private evaluators and treatment professionals to refer you to so we can prepare. There are almost always other things I will ask you to proactively do in order to optimize your defense, including attending a 90-minute DUI Victim Impact panel, obtaining an alcohol/drug evaluation (and in some cases, a mental-health assessment, too, if you are willing to do so), as well as performing some voluntary community service hours, when applicable.
Of course, if I think your case can be dismissed on good pretrial motion practice or won at trial I will not recommend that you do these things, but you must want and agree to go to trial; this is never my decision – it is yours alone, but I help you reach your decision based upon the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the charge(s) filed against you.
There may be several pretrial hearings while I am negotiating, or preparing for trial, arguing pretrial motions to suppress evidence or dismiss the case, or both, and gathering all available evidence to support our defense plan.
Don’t be a ‘sitting duck’. Go to your Everett District Court or Everett Municipal Court Arraignment and all other hearings with an experienced, seasoned DUI defense attorney on your side. I go all-out for my clients and am especially well-known in these courts. I work hard for it, but consistently get excellent, even amazing, results for my clients in both Everett District Court and Everett Municipal Court.
Everett DUI Defense
Please call me now. With over 20 years experience at obtaining successful, often amazing results for my clients, I am here to help you get an optimal and dignified result. Dismissal must always be the first goal, but if it cannot be had in your matter, I am extremely successful in avoiding jail time for my clients.
Do not delay! Evidence, witnesses, discovery and opportunities to proactively, voluntarily do certain things to help yourself before the court orders you to do them will vanish as time passes. Call now. I look forward to showing you what I can do to help and to protect and relentlessly fight for your rights in the Everett court your case is pending in. Please feel free to call me now. Unless I am in court, I will be able to speak with you now. We can go over your case briefly by phone and then schedule an office appointment very soon for a more in-depth meeting.
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