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When you believe you have been wrongfully convicted of drunk driving in Washington, you have the right to appeal your case to the state Superior Court. You only have 30 days after the date of your conviction to appeal, so it is critical you contact a skilled Seattle DUI attorney from the Law Office of Phillip G. Sayles as soon as possible in order to ensure you are able to argue your case with the higher court.
You can appeal your case if you think the conviction was wrong or the sentencing was too strict for the crime. When you go to the court, you cannot admit new evidence on behalf of your case, you may only work to show that the lower court made an incorrect decision based on the evidence already provided. That is why it is critical that your Seattle DUI lawyer is knowledgeable about every aspect of Washington drunk driving laws. In many cases, you may win your appeal if you can prove the lower court made its decision based on evidence that was inaccurate or illegally obtained.
The appeals process is very lengthy and can take months, even years. For this reason, it is imperative that you work with a Seattle DUI attorney you can trust right from the very start. You do not want to start working on your appeal, only to change representatives later.
If you are ready to start the appeal process for your case, please call our offices today to see how a skilled Seattle DUI lawyer from our firm can help you prove that your case was wrongly decided or that you were unfairly punished.
Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own seperate legal issue.
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