2021 Voted Best of South Sound Law Firm

Pacific Point is Tacoma's Premiere Defense for DUI

2021 Voted Best of South Sound Law Firm Pacific Point is Tacoma's Premiere Defense for DUI

Hire the best DUI representation in Washington.

Our extensive knowledge of Washington state and Tacoma’s DUI laws combined with our innovative, 
data-driven approach will help you stay clear of conviction.

From the traffic stop to the final gavel, your DUI case will be relentlessly represented at every step.

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DUI Offenses

Not all DUIs are created equal. That’s why our team takes the time to discover the details of your arrest and prepare a defense that fits your case and fits your goals. Tacoma is known for tough DUI laws so it’s imperative that you have experience in your corner. Tell us about the circumstances of your case and we’ll take it from there.

We can help you avoid the severe consequences of a Washington military DUI conviction. Pacific Point Defense has represented hundreds of military members facing criminal charges and is sensitive to the unique consequences that a conviction may have for military members. If you are arrested for drunk driving on military property, including the Naval Station Everett, the Puget Sound Naval Base in Bremerton or the Joint Base Fort Lewis / McChord JBLM) in Lakewood, WA, you may be charged with a federal DUI rather than Washington State DUI.

In this case, you will need to show up at federal court and will need the expertise of a Tacoma military DUI lawyer who operates at both the state and federal level. Ms. Horwath is dedicated to military members and is on the approved attorney list provided by Lewis / McChord JAG office.

We can help you avoid the severe consequences of a Washington military DUI conviction. Pacific Point Defense has represented hundreds of military members facing criminal charges and is sensitive to the unique consequences that a conviction may have for military members.

If you are arrested for drunk driving on military property, including the Naval Station Everett, the Puget Sound Naval Base in Bremerton or the Joint Base Fort Lewis / McChord JBLM) in Lakewood, WA, you may be charged with a federal DUI rather than Washington State DUI. In this case, you will need to show up at federal court and will need the expertise of a Tacoma military DUI lawyer who operates at both the state and federal level. Ms. Horwath is dedicated to military members and is on the approved attorney list provided by Lewis / McChord JAG office.

A minor can be charged with MIP whether or not they are actually in possession of alcohol. If an officer detects as much as the presence of alcohol in their body or believes the minor to be exhibiting the signs of being under the influence then the result may be a MIP charge.

A MIP in the State of Washington is a Gross Misdemeanor and caries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Additionally, if you are under the age of 18 and are arrested for MIP, DUI, or possession of marijuana in the state of Washington, you’ll also be subject to automatic driver’s license suspension – whether you were driving or not.

What is potentially worse is that a violation of Washington’s juvenile, underage drinking laws, can impact admission to college, qualifying for financial aid, or finding a job or place to live.

Pacific Point attorneys use the vast experience they have with the criminal justice system and MIP defense to avoid long-term consequences.

If you or a son or daughter faces criminal charges for teenage drinking, teenage driving or drug crimes, contact us.

In Washington State, DUI is covered under RCW 46.61.502, which states that a person can be arrested for DUI if he or she drives under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any other drug within the state. First time offenders face mandatory penalties if convicted.

Penalties for a First Time DUI Offense (BAC above .08) 24 hours to 364 days in jail, fines ranging between $940 and $5000 – 90 day driver’s license suspension and a one year ignition interlock requirement

(BAC above 0.15%) · 48 hours to 364 days in jail · Fine ranging between $1,195.50 and $5,000 · One year driver’s license and a one year ignition interlock requirement.

If you have had a DUI with in this last seven years then you could be facing serious mandatory penalties. Even a DUI that was charged but later amended to a lower offense could require mandatory jail. Any additional convictions outside of the seven-year period are not considered for mandatory sentencing but are taken into consideration for discretionary sentencing.

At Pacific Point Defense our team of DUI defense lawyers can be your legal guide and advocates to walk you through this complicated process as well as provide effective defense strategies to minimize penalties or fight for a dismissal.

If you would like to discuss the details of your case with a member of your team, we can meet with you for a free consultation.

In any DUI case, even if it’s your 2nd DUI or 3rd DUI, aggravating factors can make these sentences even more severe.

  •  Jail time of 30 days to one year. Fines ranging from $1,120 to $5,000. Revocation of drivers’ license for two years, ignition interlock device will be ordered to be installed at the arraignment.

Has your Washington driver’s license been suspended? You can take action and retain your driving privileges. The Tacoma criminal defense team of Pacific Point Defense can help you protect your rights at every stage. The sooner you contact an experienced lawyer, the sooner you can take action to clear your suspended license.

If your DUI incident was less then seven days ago, there is still time to fight the license suspension. Contact our Tacoma DUI Lawyers and we can help you with this.

We can help you avoid the severe consequences of a Washington military DUI conviction. Pacific Point Defense has represented hundreds of military members facing criminal charges and is sensitive to the unique consequences that a conviction may have for military members. If you are arrested for drunk driving on military property, including the Naval Station Everett, the Puget Sound Naval Base in Bremerton or the Joint Base Fort Lewis / McChord JBLM) in Lakewood, WA, you may be charged with a federal DUI rather than Washington State DUI.

In this case, you will need to show up at federal court and will need the expertise of a Tacoma military DUI lawyer who operates at both the state and federal level. Ms. Horwath is dedicated to military members and is on the approved attorney list provided by Lewis / McChord JAG office.

We can help you avoid the severe consequences of a Washington military DUI conviction. Pacific Point Defense has represented hundreds of military members facing criminal charges and is sensitive to the unique consequences that a conviction may have for military members.

If you are arrested for drunk driving on military property, including the Naval Station Everett, the Puget Sound Naval Base in Bremerton or the Joint Base Fort Lewis / McChord JBLM) in Lakewood, WA, you may be charged with a federal DUI rather than Washington State DUI. In this case, you will need to show up at federal court and will need the expertise of a Tacoma military DUI lawyer who operates at both the state and federal level. Ms. Horwath is dedicated to military members and is on the approved attorney list provided by Lewis / McChord JAG office.

A minor can be charged with MIP whether or not they are actually in possession of alcohol. If an officer detects as much as the presence of alcohol in their body or believes the minor to be exhibiting the signs of being under the influence then the result may be a MIP charge.

A MIP in the State of Washington is a Gross Misdemeanor and caries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Additionally, if you are under the age of 18 and are arrested for MIP, DUI, or possession of marijuana in the state of Washington, you’ll also be subject to automatic driver’s license suspension – whether you were driving or not.

What is potentially worse is that a violation of Washington’s juvenile, underage drinking laws, can impact admission to college, qualifying for financial aid, or finding a job or place to live.

Pacific Point attorneys use the vast experience they have with the criminal justice system and MIP defense to avoid long-term consequences.

If you or a son or daughter faces criminal charges for teenage drinking, teenage driving or drug crimes, contact us.

In Washington State, DUI is covered under RCW 46.61.502, which states that a person can be arrested for DUI if he or she drives under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any other drug within the state. First time offenders face mandatory penalties if convicted.

Penalties for a First Time DUI Offense (BAC above .08) 24 hours to 364 days in jail, fines ranging between $940 and $5000 – 90 day driver’s license suspension and a one year ignition interlock requirement

(BAC above 0.15%) · 48 hours to 364 days in jail · Fine ranging between $1,195.50 and $5,000 · One year driver’s license and a one year ignition interlock requirement.

If you have had a DUI with in this last seven years then you could be facing serious mandatory penalties. Even a DUI that was charged but later amended to a lower offense could require mandatory jail. Any additional convictions outside of the seven-year period are not considered for mandatory sentencing but are taken into consideration for discretionary sentencing.

At Pacific Point Defense our team of DUI defense lawyers can be your legal guide and advocates to walk you through this complicated process as well as provide effective defense strategies to minimize penalties or fight for a dismissal.

If you would like to discuss the details of your case with a member of your team, we can meet with you for a free consultation.

In any DUI case, even if it’s your 2nd DUI or 3rd DUI, aggravating factors can make these sentences even more severe.

  •  Jail time of 30 days to one year. Fines ranging from $1,120 to $5,000. Revocation of drivers’ license for two years, ignition interlock device will be ordered to be installed at the arraignment.

Has your Washington driver’s license been suspended? You can take action and retain your driving privileges. The Tacoma criminal defense team of Pacific Point Defense can help you protect your rights at every stage. The sooner you contact an experienced lawyer, the sooner you can take action to clear your suspended license.

If your DUI incident was less then seven days ago, there is still time to fight the license suspension. Contact our Tacoma DUI Lawyers and we can help you with this.

Over 400+ 5 Star Reviews

Client Success Stories

I’m astounded at the lengths Pacific Point Defense has gone for my case. They were great through every step of the process and were amazingly informative. Overall was able to get my case dismissed and I can’t imagine using anyone else. Go with them!

Ariel Hugill

Pacific Point Defense has excellent attorneys to consult, guide and represent you. My DUI charge was significantly reduced to negligent driving with no suspension of license. My attorney was pleasant and professional to work with.

R B

Pacific Point Defense is hands down the best!! Great staff, easy to work with, and always available. Even last minute. Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case!

Brad Smith
My experience working with Pacific Point was exceptional. Excellent communication, guidance on my case, and overall genuine willingness to understanding my perspective and situation. I'd strongly recommend using their services.
Aaron Goddu

Client Reviews

I’m astounded at the lengths Pacific Point Defense has gone for my case. They were great through every step of the process and were amazingly informative. Overall was able to get my case dismissed and I can’t imagine using anyone else. Go with them!

Ariel Hugill

Pacific Point Defense has excellent attorneys to consult, guide and represent you. My DUI charge was significantly reduced to negligent driving with no suspension of license. My attorney was pleasant and professional to work with.

R B

Pacific Point Defense is hands down the best!! Great staff, easy to work with, and always available. Even last minute. Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case!

Brad Smith
My experience working with Pacific Point was exceptional. Excellent communication, guidance on my case, and overall genuine willingness to understanding my perspective and situation. I'd strongly recommend using their services.
Aaron Goddu

Proudly defending our communities

Pierce, King, Thurston, and Kitsap – these counties represent our home, so we represent them in return. We’ve worked with judges, attorneys, and legal associates from our Washington communities and work well within those environments.

Our innovative approach to legal defense helps us stay in sync with the laws of our counties and help us provide outcomes that are successful.

We use our experience working with the multiple district court judges in Pierce County to add insight to our DUI defense. We’ve worked with the Pierce County District Court in cities like Tacoma, Lakewood, Fife, and Bonney Lake, as well as in the unincorporated areas of Pierce County. We call Tacoma home and use that familiarity to prepare winning strategies against our local prosecution.

Cases in King County are heard in dozens of courts throughout the county. Most cities within King County – including Auburn, Bellevue, Kent, and Seattle – have their own municipal courts that could handle your case. Suffice to say, cases in King County can quickly become complicated. Pacific Point Defense is proficient in cutting through the red tape and negotiating the strengths and weaknesses of your defense in King County.

Defending cases in Thurston County requires comprehension of their municipal and county court intersections. We’ve worked with the Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater court systems, as well as the district court judges in Thurston County, for many years. So, if you’re charged with DUI in Thurston County, you can find solace knowing that we’re on the case.

Pacific Point Defense is the benchmark of excellence for DUI Defense in Kitsap County. From Silverdale to Port Orchard, we’ve successfully defended our clients against DUI charges in numerous county cases. With our team by your side, your DUI arrest will be represented by the most committed and most informed defenders in all of Kitsap County.

It’s our mission to protect the rights of every resident in Western Washington. That’s why we help our clients stay educated on the laws and protocols within our state. Each county and city in the region presents a unique challenge for your DUI defense, and since our Washington State Patrol can issue DUI citations in any city or county, you need to arm yourself with legal expertise that can prepare you for prosecution. Pacific Point Defense can do just that.

We use our experience working with the multiple district court judges in Pierce County to add insight to our DUI defense. We’ve worked with the Pierce County District Court in cities like Tacoma, Lakewood, Fife, and Bonney Lake, as well as in the unincorporated areas of Pierce County. We call Tacoma home and use that familiarity to prepare winning strategies against our local prosecution.

Cases in King County are heard in dozens of courts throughout the county. Most cities within King County – including Auburn, Bellevue, Kent, and Seattle – have their own municipal courts that could handle your case. Suffice to say, cases in King County can quickly become complicated. Pacific Point Defense is proficient in cutting through the red tape and negotiating the strengths and weaknesses of your defense in King County.

Defending cases in Thurston County requires comprehension of their municipal and county court intersections. We’ve worked with the Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater court systems, as well as the district court judges in Thurston County, for many years. So, if you’re charged with DUI in Thurston County, you can find solace knowing that we’re on the case.

Pacific Point Defense is the benchmark of excellence for DUI Defense in Kitsap County. From Silverdale to Port Orchard, we’ve successfully defended our clients against DUI charges in numerous county cases. With our team by your side, your DUI arrest will be represented by the most committed and most informed defenders in all of Kitsap County.

It’s our mission to protect the rights of every resident in Western Washington. That’s why we help our clients stay educated on the laws and protocols within our state. Each county and city in the region presents a unique challenge for your DUI defense, and since our Washington State Patrol can issue DUI citations in any city or county, you need to arm yourself with legal expertise that can prepare you for prosecution. Pacific Point Defense can do just that.