Riding your motorcycle while under the influence not only puts you at risk for injuring yourself and those around you, but can cause you to lose your license.

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What will happen to my license if I’m caught riding a motorcycle while under the influence in Washington?

 

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You attended a Seahawks or Mariners game and had the time of your life. While you were there, you had a few drinks and celebrated your favorite team with your friends. Now that it is time to go home, you think you are sober enough to make the drive.

You get on your motorcycle, and as you begin traveling on Interstate 5, you see flashing lights in your rearview mirror. You’re worried that you may not pass a breath test and wonder what penalties you will receive if the officer believes you are intoxicated.

What Happens to Your License

If an officer believes you are driving under the influence, you will likely lose your license.

  • When you are arrested for a DUI. Those who are arrested for driving under the influence in Seattle or any city in Washington will lose their licenses unless they request a hearing to contest the suspension within 20 days of the arrest, and if the hearing examiner rules in their favor. If you don’t contest the hearing, your license could be suspended anywhere from 90 days to two years, depending on your particular situation.
  • When you are convicted of a DUI in court. Those found guilty of driving under the influence in court will lose their licenses for a time period of between 90 days to four years, depending on prior offenses and the severity of the situation.

We Are Here to Help

If you were injured because of a drunk driver on Interstate 705, SR 410, US 2, or any other road on Seattle, the Andrew Kim Law Firm may be able to help.

Contact us today through our website or by giving us a call at 800.636.3676 to speak with one of our experienced professionals about your situation.

If you know someone who rides motorcycles, we encourage you to share this information with him or her!