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Posted by Michelle Dellino | May 06, 2016 | 0 Comments


Cinco de Mayo has come and gone – How did you celebrate?  Historically, “Cinco de Mayo” (May 5th) commemorates Mexico's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Though the holiday is relatively minor in Mexico, it has evolved in the U.S. to become a celebration of Mexican culture, music, food and other traditions. For many, Cinco de Mayo festivities involve margaritas or other libations.

Extra officers were out to look for drivers who may have been drinking, in an effort to lower the risk of deaths and injuries resulting from DUI-related accidents.  If your celebration involved margaritas, cold beer, or tequila shots last night, hopefully you took safety precautions and designated a sober driver, took public transportation, or used a taxi or rideshare to get home.  However, we know this does not always happen. If you found yourself in a situation where you were drinking and driving and were charged with a DUI, we are here to help.

If you were charged with a DUI offense, what you do next is essential

*Contact our experienced DUI attorneys at Dellino Law Group immediately

  • A DUI is more than just a damper on a fun night out. A DUI arrest in Washington State is a serious offense and you need to take action now.
  • The Department of Licensing does not wait until criminal charges are filed to begin the suspension process, so it is essential that you act now to protect your rights, including your right to drive.

*Understand what is at stake

  • There is a lot at stake, including large fines, jail time, drivers' license suspension, and the long term impacts of a criminal record. Please see our prior post for a list of the current penalties and fines for DUI convictions in Washington State.
  • Employment, relationships, and immigration are other areas that can be adversely affected
  • With so much on the line, it is crucial that you don't waste any time in involving skilled legal counsel

Dellino Law Group:  DUI Attorney

Our law firm prides itself on providing personalized legal services to all of our clients. We want you to feel comfortable working with our DUI lawyers, so we take the time to discuss the details of your DUI arrest and we will provide an honest opinion of how we can help.  Having one of our dedicated DUI lawyers representing you in your DUI defense can alleviate a lot of the stress you will be feeling after being arrested for DUI.  Knowing that our experienced DUI attorneys are working to ensure all of your legal rights are protected and fighting to have your charges reduced or even dismissed can lift a very heavy weight off of your shoulders.

Please contact us today for a Free Consultation so we may begin working to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

About the Author

Michelle Dellino

Michelle Dellino is the Managing Attorney of Dellino Law Group. The firm was founded on her belief that there is, very simply, a solution to every problem. Her personal practice focuses on complex family law matters including high conflict cases; high asset and long term marriage dissolution; cases involving business owners, IT, and medical professionals; domestic violence family law; and preparing cohabitation, prenuptial, and postnuptial agreements. Both a trained mediator and former criminal trial attorney, she has the skills and experience to take a case anywhere it needs to go, whether that is a creative settlement or intensive courtroom litigation. In her free time she chases her four dogs and two cats, loves the New York Yankees because mediocrity is not tolerated in pinstripes, and travels as often as she can.


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