Interlock Devices — a Violation of Distracted Driving & New Electronic Device Laws?

Interlock Devices — a Violation of Distracted Driving & New Electronic Device Laws?

Is A Department Of Licensing Required, or Court Ordered, Interlock Device A Violation Of Washington State Laws Regarding "Distracted Driving," Or The Newest "Electronic" Device Law?

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July 2017 WA State DUI Law Implementations

July 2017 WA State DUI Law Implementations

July 2017 saw the implementation of changes to Washington State DUI laws, the most significant being a 4th charge in 10 years is now considered a felony.

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The Law Of Minor In Possession (MIP)

The Law Of Minor In Possession (MIP)

A charge of MIP is much more than just possession. With summer in full swing, make sure you know the full extent of the DUI law regarding minors in possession.

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DUI/ Impaired Driving Law Changes in the 2017 Regular Session

DUI/ Impaired Driving Law Changes in the 2017 Regular Session

On July 23rd, extensive changes to WA State's DUI laws go into effect with the newly signed House Bill 1614. Learn what's been modified and how it might affect you and your case.

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2017 DUI Law Amendments, Part 1

2017 DUI Law Amendments, Part 1

Every year the legislators seek to create new laws and tweak prior laws relating to alcohol and driving. What follows is a brief review of the proposals for additions and changes to WA State DUI Laws in 2017.

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Drunken Driver Sentenced to 6 Years for Crash that Killed an Everson Man

Drunken Driver Sentenced to 6 Years for Crash that Killed an Everson Man

A Whatcom County man was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison this week for vehicular homicide, but will stay out of prison on bond.

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Long Awaited DUI Ruling Fails to Get it Right

Long Awaited DUI Ruling Fails to Get it Right

At the conclusion of 2016, the Washington State Supreme Court finally released what can be described as one of the most anticipated and important rulings in Washington DUI since the early 1960's. The ruling was to decide whether public safety was more important than the individual rights of a Washington State citizen accused of DUI.

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Whatcom County Vehicular Homicide Case Goes to Deliberation Today

Whatcom County Vehicular Homicide Case Goes to Deliberation Today

After 6 days of witness testimony including the defendants where he claimed to only have had one beer, jurors will now be deliberating the outcome of this Whatcom County vehicular homicide case.

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The Refusal of a Breath Test is Under Review: 4th Amendment Right or Criminal Action?

The Refusal of a Breath Test is Under Review: 4th Amendment Right or Criminal Action?

This past week, oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court were held on one of the most important issues in DUI law to date: Is refusing to provide a breath sample a separate criminal offense within a DUI charge?

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DUI Legislation 2016

DUI Legislation 2016

New DUI Laws are once again afoot. The DUI landscape is constantly changing, whether they be complete overhauls or subtle tweaks, there is not a year that goes by without DUI law amendments. This year there are 3 significant changes.

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