Cancellation of Ignition Interlock License?

The new ignition interlock license is taking some of the sting of the lengthy license suspensions that the Department of Licensing issues upon a DUI arrest or conviction. The ignition interlock license permits an individual to drive anywhere, anytime… Read More
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Seattle DUI - Refuse a Breath Test at your Peril

Our Implied Consent Law states that an individual under arrest for a misdemeanor DUI in Washington state has the “right” to refuse to submit to a breath test. Most citizens know this, and, on average, probably less than 20% of those arres… Read More
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DUI Breath Test - Two Hour Limit?

Diana Lundin of our office focuses her practice upon representation of our clients at Department of License suspension proceedings and also, where necessary, on the appeal of suspension orders. A recent case of Diana’s illustrates the challenge… Read More
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How To Get Into Trouble With Your License

They say that every citizen is presumed to know the law. That is, of course, impossible. Nobody can know all the laws. Everybody knows that a DUI arrest and conviction, for instance, will result in driver’s license suspension. However, there is… Read More
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A Slight Omission Leads to Injustice

There are those who call it nitpicking when DUI defense attorneys ask judges to throw a breath test out of court for what looks like a trivial error in approved scientific protocol and procedure. Preventing injustice is not nitpicking. When scientifi… Read More
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Driver's License Death Spiral

I think it was Steve Miller who famously stated, “My Mazerati does 185, I lost my license, now I don’t drive…” While Steve Miller was correct that speeding is one way to lose your license, there are other ways as well. Consider a… Read More
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Is the .08 Law a Half Truth?

Washington State has done a good job of publicizing that if you drive at .08 or higher, you will be prosecuted. What the average driver does not know is that Washington has in fact abandoned the concept of a “legal limit” in favor of prosecuting… Read More
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1999 Washington State DUI Law Changes Explained

In January of 1999, changes in Washington state DUI laws made it a lot easier to turn law-abiding citizens into serious criminals in the State of Washington. Most lawyers had dire predictions of the effect the new DUI laws would have on all aspects o… Read More
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