Police Can GPS Track You After A DUI

Who knew? Police can track you via GPS after a DUI. A Washington State DUI conviction carries with it a requirement of at least one year of ignition interlock on any car that you drive. Even before a conviction, a license suspension means you can’t… 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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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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Washington State DUI Grounds Pilot?

When it comes to pilots and DUI law, there are a myriad of federal regulations that apply but in some respects, Washington State DUI law pertaining to pilots is tougher than Federal regulations. Although Washington State cannot revoke a pilot’s cer… Read More
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No Driver's License if alcoholic?

The State of Washington emphasizes alcohol treatment when necessary in connection with a Washington state or Seattle DUI arrest or conviction. However, it is not well known that even in the absence of a DUI conviction or a DUI arrest, the DOL will no… Read More
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DUI Alcohol Evaluation - List of Approved Agencies

If you have been arrested for a Seattle DUI or a DUI elsewhere in Washington State, at some point in the process your DUI lawyer will very likely suggest that you get an alcohol evaluation. This is important to the case because the results of the eva… Read More
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DUI probation violation = 30 days jail?

Washington State DUI probation carries stiff penalties for violations. Read More
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Drunk driving across state lines = Two DUIs

The Washington State Supreme Court issued an opinion on August 20, 2009, regarding a driver who drove drunk from Washington State into Oregon and was convicted of DUI in both states based upon this single act of driving. (State v. Rivera-Santos, 8144… Read More
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"Hard" license suspension for Seattle DUI?

A “hard” license suspension is a license suspension for which there is no driving of any sort allowed. By way of background, under the 2009 amendments to Washington state’s DUI laws, a driver whose license is suspended for an alcoho… Read More
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