39 year old Harry J. K. Williams of Moses Lake in Grant County was sentenced to 120 hours of community service as reported by Columbia Basin Herald. The sentencing stems from a 2013 drug case following which Williams entered a plea agreement with prosecutors last week after he was charged with possession of meth. The prosecution and Grant County, Washington State DUI lawyers agreed to recommend a 15 day jail term that was converted to 120 hours of community service.
Superior Court Judge John Antosz noted that the standard punishment for a meth conviction was zero to six months confinement but Williams also had felony convictions from 2002 and a confirmed warrant for his arrest for a DUI. According to the Moses Lake Police Department, officers were in search of a wanted person who they spotted in the 1100 block of Gem Avenue on April 3rd, 2013.
While the suspect ran away, officers who questioned witnesses in the area chanced upon Williams who told them that the suspect ran into the back door of a nearby home. On further questioning the police discovered that he had a warrant for arrest for a DUI, following which he was taken into custody. During a search, officers found Williams in possession of a jewelry bag in his wallet that contained 1.7 grams of meth, which was confirmed by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) crime lab.
Clueless Moses Lake man charged with DUI after striking utility pole
19 year old Sergio Torres Perez, Jr. from Moses Lake in Grant County was recently arrested and charged with DUI and hit and run after colliding with a light pole on the 500 block of North Grape Drive. According to ifiberone.com, Perez was driving a 1999 Nissan passenger car on the wrong side of the road when he veered off onto a median and struck a light pole.
According to Moses Lake police, he allegedly drove off onto the road again, struck a tree and got stuck on the median. Following the accident, he fled from the scene and was located by officers a block away on North Washington Street. In addition to DUI charges, his car was impounded but his Grant County, Washington State DUI attorney will help him with that as well.
Ephrata woman pulled from fiery crash; cited for DUI
Columbia Basin Herald also reported a similar incident in which Brandi Behner, 43, from Ephrata, was cited for DUI after she was involved in a fiery accident when her vehicle ran off the road and hit a power pole on Road B on SR 28. According to the Washington State Patrol, Behner drove across all the lanes of SR 28 and struck some rocks before stalling on the westbound shoulder. She had to be pulled out of the burning wreck by a passer-by and was rushed to Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata, Grant County.
Why you need a Washington DUI attorney
First time DUI offenders in Washington State could have their offense reduced to a lesser charge if they have an experienced and aggressive DUI attorney to negotiate a favorable resolution. The penalties for first time offenders include jail time, fines, license suspension, probation, and installation of an ignition interlock.
Apart from penalties, there are other serious consequences that can cost a person his/her job and livelihood. A DUI conviction will no longer permit the offender to cross the border into Canada. If you have been charged with a DUI first offense, make sure to get in touch with a competent Grant County, Washington State DUI lawyer right away. Don’t know who to call? No worries, this monumental website, USAttorneys.com, was designed to help people in need find a legitimate and terrific lawyer in only a couple of minutes.