The Green Law Office, PLLC is pleased to celebrate the completion of its second year in private practice. After many years practicing insurance defense and workers compensation in Florida and Washington, Alan began his own firm two years ago in order to help the people of Spokane and Eastern Washington with their legal needs. Since opening, Alan has successfully represented clients with a variety of claims, including: personal injury, consumer protection, negligent construction, malpractice, estate planning, business consulting, and construction defects. Alan is also very pleased to continue his work in the Juvenile Court system in Grant County, helping children with truancy matters, At-Risk Youth, and temporary placement cases. The Green Law Office, PLLC looks forward to many more years serving the people of Spokane and the Inland Northwest. If Alan can be of service to you, please contact him at the office any time.
Spokane Attorney Alan H. Green recently prevailed on behalf of a client in a contested hearing against the Washington Department of Licensing and succeeded in protecting that client’s drivers license from being suspended.
If you are pulled over for a DUI in the state of Washington, there are actually two separate matters that you will have to deal with. Obviously, there are the criminal proceedings you will have to face to determine if you are guilty of driving while under the influence. There is also a second proceeding, however, that people sometimes forget about – the DOL hearing. If you refuse to provide a breath sample to the police, or if you do provide a breath sample and it exceeds the legal limit of .08, then the DOL automatically suspends your drivers license for 90 days, regardless of whether you are convicted of DUI or not.
It is very difficult to prevail in the DOL hearing. Only approximately 20% of DOL hearings are won by the defendant. That is why it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you at the hearing. At the recent DOL hearing won by Alan Green, he successfully presented an argument regarding technical probable cause issues and certain deficiencies in the evidence presented by the DOL. This argument resulted in a favorable ruling by the DOL hearing officer, and no administrative suspension had to be endured by his client.
Regardless of the actual criminal case, do not forget to focus on the DOL hearing. Different issues apply, and you may be able to prevail, even if the facts are not necessarily in your favor. Contact The Green Law Office, PLLC to ensure that your rights are protected.