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DUI for Prescription Drugs

When we think of a DUI, most people think of being under the influence of alcohol. More recently, people have started to think of being charged with a DUI for being under the influence of recreational drugs like marijuana. But did you know that you c… Read More
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Felony DUI in Washington

People facing a Washington DUI are often concerned about whether the charge is a felony - punishable by a year or more in prison - or a misdemeanor. Read More
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Categories: DUI / Drunk Driving
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Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Divorce Case

In the past few years we have seen a number of high profile domestic violence cases involving sports and entertainment celebrities, as well as political and public figures.  With the increased focus on domestic violence in the media, law enforcement… Read More
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The Right to Remain Silent During a DUI Stop

The right to remain silent is a cornerstone of the criminal justice system. Nonetheless, many people are confused about what, exactly, the right to remain silent means, and the application of the right to remain silent during a DUI stop. During the c… Read More
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5 Things to Know About a Marijuana DUI in Washington

Since Washington legalized marijuana in 2012, law enforcement in Anacortes and throughout Skagit County has been charging more drivers with driving under the influence of marijuana.   Proponents of marijuana argue that driving while high is safer th… Read More
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Pros and Cons of Deferred Prosecution in a Washington DUI Case

If you are facing Washington DUI charges, you may have heard about getting your case dismissed through a Deferred Prosecution. If you are eligible for a Deferred Prosecution and comply with all of the statutory and court requirements, you can avoid j… Read More
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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… Read More
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Categories: DUI / Drunk Driving
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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… Read More
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Categories: DUI / Drunk Driving
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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… Read More
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​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… Read More
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