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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Seattle DUI - Why is a DUI trooper at my door?

As discussed in a previous blog, in 2009 the Washington State Patrol instituted a pilot “Ignition Interlock Compliance Program.” As part of that program, Washington State Patrol troopers are knocking on the doors of drivers who, after a Washingto… Read More
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Washington State DUI Law: Is Your Car Talking to the Police?

Washington State DUI law currently includes a little-known provision that turns your car into a four-wheeled police agent, ready and willing to notify the police when it senses that a DUI probation violation may have occurred. Recall that in several… Read More
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You Are Being Watched: DUI Pretrial Conditions

Technology is wonderful. However, it can be liberating or it can be a ball and chain. In DUI cases, more and more frequently these days, judges are using technology to monitor people who were arrested and charged with DUI, but who have not yet been f… Read More
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Some Judges Require Probation Before a DUI Conviction

Believe it or not, Judges are ordering citizens who are charged with DUI into “probation” before there is even a conviction. Most people find this puzzling, since probation should come AFTER a conviction, not before. Traditionally, probation is a… Read More
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