After a DUI License Suspension - Get Legal

Avoiding license suspension is one of the goals of a DUI attorney, but no attorney can guarantee a win on this front. When a suspension is imposed, knowing the proper steps to take after the suspension has been served is very important. If you have j… Read More
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A new DUI breath testing machine for Washington State?

Washington State is slowly moving forward with plans to deploy new DUI breath testing machines. The state has already purchased a number of machines, the Draeger 9510, and is in the process of testing them before deploying them to be used in actual D… Read More
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Politics, DUI and the new cell phone law

As of June 10, 2010, Washington State has a new cell phone law. The publicity surrounding this law has mainly focused on the fact that the new law changes cell phone violations from a “secondary offense” for which a police officer may not stop yo… Read More
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DUI arrest leads to loss of custody of kids?

Every year, Washington State legislature amends the DUI laws in an effort to make the DUI laws even tougher or to “tune up ” the laws. This year’s legislative session resulted in the passage of HB 3124, a law that went into effect June 10, 2010… Read More
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Talking on Cell Phone Leads to DUI arrest?

Experience has shown that many DUI arrests result from the police stopping a car for reasons that have nothing to do with driving under the influence. For instance, many DUI arrests in Washington State result from an investigation following an office… Read More
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Categories: DUI

30 Days for Refusing a DUI Breath Test?

One of the relatively unknown aspects of Washington State DUI law is that the penalties for violations of certain mandatory requirements of probation will result in mandatory sentences that the judge must impose. Take the case of an individual for wh… Read More
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Meteors, Cosmic Rays and DUI defense

Recent happenings (March, 2010) reveal some unusual defenses to DUI charges. First, there was the decision of the Court of Appeals in State of Washington vs. Richard Charles Tracer, No. 37812-4-II. This was a Washington State DUI/Vehicular Assault ca… Read More
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Categories: DUI

Finger Alcohol DUI Test to Replace Breath Testing?

Businesswire.com recently reported that a company is developing technology that detects a person’s alcohol level by measuring having the subject place a finger on a device known as the TruTouch 2000. The device was announced as being aimed at i… Read More
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Why don't police videotape DUI arrests?

Whenever you see a DUI arrest documented on one of the police television police shows, there is always a videotape of the driving, the field sobriety tests, and other parts of the processing. Sometimes, the video also includes the actual breath test.… Read More
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Snohomish County DUI Emphasis Patrols "Night of a Thousand Stars"

December 11, 2009 was the evening of the annual “Night of a Thousand Stars” kickoff in Snohomish County. The name derives from the badges worn by the reported nearly 1,000 DUI officers who patrolled throughout Washington state on this dat… Read More
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