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Beer Bottle in Jail - Enhanced Penalties for a Washington DUI

Enhanced Penalties for a Washington DUI

A first-time DUI is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. The penalties can increase significantly if this is your second or third offence. But there are a number of other aggravating factors that can r…
Categories: DUI / Drunk Driving
Woman Being Pulled Over for Drunk Driving in Washington

Washington Drunk Driving-Related Crimes: DUI, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving 1st Degree, Reckless Endangerment

Even though you felt fine to drive, there’s a chance you could be charged with a DUI. But by working with a Skagit County DUI lawyer who handles Washington drunk driving charges, you may be able to have the charges reduced, or even have the case…
Categories: DUI / Drunk Driving
Washington Police Arresting Man for DUI

Should You Refuse a Breath Test in Washington?

It’s a question that many drivers have asked themselves: if I’m stopped and suspected of drunk driving (DUI), should I take the breath test? Ideally, you’ll have thought about your answer beforehand because, while you might have a friend who…
Illustration of Man with Red Tape Over Mouth So He Won't Talk to Police

​Why It is a Bad Idea to Talk to the Police!

“Any lawyer worth his salt will tell a suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances.” — Justice Robert Jackson. Hypothetical: Let’s say you live on Whidbey Island. Imagine that a cop h…
Washington Man in Car Blowing into Interlock Device

Interlock Requirements vs. License Suspension: What You Need to Know After a Washington DUI Arrest or Conviction

The State of Washington has some unique and complex requirements for those people arrested or convicted of a DUI. This is especially true as it relates to driving privileges. There is some persistent confusion surrounding Washington laws concerning i…
Categories: DUI / Drunk Driving

Know Your Rights During a DUI Traffic Stop

Seeing red and blue lights in your rear view mirror can send your heart rate soaring and put your nerves on edge. When alcohol is involved, a DUI traffic stop can quickly turn into serious legal trouble. Know your rights ahead of time, so you can kee…
Categories: DUI / Drunk Driving

What Comes Next After Being Charged With a Crime?

When a person in Washington is charged with a crime, the most common question is “Now what?” Find out what to expect from the courts after you have been charged or arrested. In this blog post, I will review the criminal court process in W…

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