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DUI Charge Dismissed

Client was charged with DUI when she was pulled over on SR 500 for weaving in her lane and driving too slow for traffic.  The police officers found evidence of alcohol and marijuana and arrested her.  We exposed errors in the police officer’s investigation that violated my

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DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

Client was facing a minimum of 45 days jail and 90 days house arrest on his second DUI in seven years.  Client was pulled over for lane travel violations and an illegal turn.  He was arrested for DUI and took a breath test, which resulted in a

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Deferred Prosecution for Mental Health Issues

Deferred Prosecution is a program available to those charged with misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor crimes in Washington. RCW Chapter 10.05 lays out the framework for the program.  The program allows a defendant to avoid a conviction and its penalties by entering into and successfully completing the program.

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New DUI Laws for June 2016

New DUI Laws for 2016 The Washington State Legislature has passed two new bills that further increase penalties for DUIs.  Over the past few years Washington has created more aggressive laws to punish DUI offenders than virtually any other state, these two laws will further that trend.

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Marijuana DUI Statistics

Marijuana DUI Statistics After the passage of the marijuana initiative in Washington last year, there has been a record number of marijuana DUI arrests. Statistics released by the Washington State Patrol show that in the first 6 months of the new law 745 drivers that were pulled

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24 Hour Sobriety Program

24 Hour Sobriety Program

24 Hour Sobriety Program   Washington State recently enacted a new set of DUI laws which include a new “24 Hour Sobriety Program” for multiple offenders.  RCW 36.28a.330(5) defines the program as:   “24/7 sobriety program” means a twenty-four hour and seven day a week sobriety program

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DUI Reduced to Negligent Driving

DUI Reduced to Negligent Driving

DUI Reduced to Negligent Driving   My client was charged with a DUI with a BAC of over .13.  After filing motions to suppress evidence and diligent work we managed to get a plea bargain to a reduced charge of Negligent Driving.  This particular case the police

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New DUI Laws 2014

New DUI Laws for 2014 Starting January 1, 2014, the state of Washington will roll out the remainder of DUI laws that were signed by Governor Inslee earlier this year.  The full detailed list of changes to the DUI law can be found here.  The final set

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New DUI Laws Go Into Effect

New DUI Laws in Washington     Washington’s new DUI legislation is going into effect.  Below I have included a summary of the major changes to the law. Concentration (RCW 46.61.502) Still .08 for alcohol, but 5.00 NPM for Non-carboxy THC, or 0.00 NPM if client is

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Police Use Old DUI Form

Police Use Old DUI Form   Vancouver WA DUI Attorney The Washington State Patrol has not updated their Implied Consent Warning form they use during a DUI arrest. Implied Consent Warnings are explained to you prior to you choosing whether or not to take the BAC breath

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