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Boating Under the Influence in Washington

It is not illegal to drink alcohol or consume other (legal) drugs while operating a boat. But it is illegal to do so if your blood alcohol level is greater than .08 or you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In Washington, you can be charged… Read More
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What You Need to Know About License Suspension in Washington

In Washington, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08% or higher, or while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A Washington charge for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Physical Control is s… Read More
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Washington’s DUI Statute: What It Says, and What It Means

Washington’s DUI statute, RCW 46.61.502 states that: (1) A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state: (a) And the person has, within two hou… Read More
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Washington DUI Charges for Commercial Drivers

If you earn your living as a driver and have a Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL), a Washington DUI or physical control charge can be devastating for your career, and can dramatically impact your ability to earn a living. Read More
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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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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. (Yes, you can get a DUI for marijuana!) Proponents of marijuana argu… 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. First, it’s important to know what the Washington DUI statute is and what it says and what defenses are available, wh… 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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