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 of laws that go into effect starting this … Read more

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 under 21 For CDL it is “any measurable … Read more

Deferred Prosecution for Indigent Defendants

Deferred Prosecution for Indigent Defendants   On January 17, 2013, the Washington Supreme Court en banc, recently decided that Washington law does not require the court to pay for an indigent defendant’s treatment while in deferred prosecution. RCW 10.05.130 is relevant statute and states that: “[F]unds shall be appropriated from the fines and forfeitures of … Read more

Mixed Motive Traffic Stops Legal

Mixed Motive Traffic Stops Legal   The Washington State Supreme Court en banc recently ruled in their December 20, 2012 decision in State v. Arreola, that “mixed-motive” traffic stops are not in violation of Washington’s Constitution.  Washington law has held that pretext traffic stop are a violation of a driver’s right to be free from … Read more

Washington Ignition Interlock Cameras

Washington Ignition Interlock Cameras [custom_frame_right] [/custom_frame_right] New Cameras Required in 2013   Starting January 1, 2013, Washington Ignition Interlock Devices will start taking pictures once the device is used. The new feature is intended to prevent those drivers who attempt to circumvent the purpose of the device by having someone else blow into it.  The … Read more