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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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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… Read More
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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… 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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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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