Vancouver Deferred Prosecution Attorney
Deferred Prosecution is a rehabilitative treatment program where, upon its successful completion, the prosecutor will dismiss your DUI case. If you are facing a DUI charge, talk to an experienced DUI attorney today to see if this program is a good fit for you.
In order to qualify for the program, you must admit that you suffer from a drug/alcohol issue, and that unless you receive treatment, you may receive another DUI in the future
Deferred prosecution last for 5 years. During this time, you are not allowed to drink or consume any non-prescribed drugs. You must maintain law-abiding behavior during this time as well.
Deferred prosecution is a rigorous program. For the first two years, you will be required to go to treatment and must submit to random UA’s. Additionally, you will be required to attend a Victim’s Panel. Depending on your criminal history and specific facts of your case, you will likely be allowed to drive only with a functioning ignition interlock device installed in your car, SR-22 insurance, and a ignition interlock license. You will be required to maintain contact with a probation officer throughout the 5 year period. You must request permission to move or travel out of the area. And you will be liable for court costs.
For many people, Deferred Prosecution is an excellent option to receive treatment, get your life back on track, avoid jail time, and ultimately get the case dismissed. However, you do give up a number of important rights by entering into the program, including your right to go to trial.
Tom Carley understands the complexities of Washington DUI law. He will take the time to sit down with you, review your case, and explain your options.
If you would like to know more about Deferred Prosecution, contact an experienced attorney today. (360) 726-3571.