Washington State Victim Impact Panels
Attendance at Washington Victim Impact Panels and Washington State DUI laws.
Information on Washington DUI laws and
attending a Washington State victim impact panels.
Many people charged with an alcohol-related driving offense here in Washington State are required to attend a Victim Impact Panel according to Washington State DUI laws. This is true even if a person is charged with a Washington DUI and the charge is later amended to lesser charge. Depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your case, our DUI lawyers will help you to better understand Washington DUI laws and often encourage you to attend a this prior to the final resolution of your matter.
27 counties operate drunk driving Washington Victim Impact Panels. Panel speakers are usually individuals whose lives have been tragically affected by a drunken driving accident.
King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties have all posted web pages with information about these events in their respective counties. These pages also contain links with detailed information about when and where they are held throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
Typically, they last 2-3 hours and are well described as awareness programs. It's important to arrive at least 15 minutes before your panel is scheduled to start. Typically, each session consists of 3-4 speakers who will discuss their personal experiences with drunk drivers. While tragic, it's hoped that their experiences will bring the realities of drinking and driving home to its Washington DUI participants.
Links to additional information on victim impact providers in King, Snohomish and Pierce County:
A Washington DUI lawyer from our law offices can help you better understand Washington DUI laws and how they will impact you if you have been charged with a DUI.
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