Spokane Physical Control Charges

A Spokane physical control charge is essentially the same a Spokane DUI charge as far as penalties. However, there are a few distinct differences. For starters the vehicle does not have too have been driven. In fact, the driver must only have physical control over the vehicle. We see this a lot with cars pulled over on the roadway or in a parking lot, where the driver is in or near the vehicle.

One defense that is not available for a Spokane DUI charge is whether or not the vehicle was "safely off the roadway". Make sure to ask your DUI attorney about this issue.