Monthly Archives: February 2011

Increased DUI Fees on the Horizon?

Seattle DUI attorneys and Bellevue DUI attorneys alike are on notice that Washington lawmakers are considering charging those convicted of DUI, Vehicular Assault/ Homicide (or sentenced to a lesser charge, or granted a deferred prosecution) higher state fees in the not so distant future. The increased fees would be used to crack down on repeat… Continue Reading »

Power Struggle – Feds v. States

How much power does the federal government have to regulate matters that are ordinarily left up to the states unto themselves? That is the question the United States Supreme Court grappled with on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. The case giving rise to this issue involved a domestic violence dispute in which a Pennsylvania woman did… Continue Reading »

“Z” is the Word, is the Way, is the Motion?

Seattle DUI attorneys and Bellevue DUI attorneys alike may soon need to start advising folks of another consequence for being convicted of DUI in Washington State. Legislation has been introduced by Rep. Norma Smith, Republican, Clinton, that if passed would require Washington State drivers who are convicted of driving under the influence to have a special… Continue Reading »

The Absurdity of it All

There are times when Seattle criminal defense attorneys and Seattle DUI attorneys are summoned to take on a case that most of the general public would feel was absurd, a total waste of taxpayer money. When the factual scenarios are outlined, laymen frequently ask, “Why is that case clogging up our court system?” Unfortunately, the… Continue Reading »

Target Zero at it Again

Seattle DUI attorneys and Bellevue DUI attorneys alike may see an influx of phone calls over the coming weeks. That is because Washington State Patrol’s “Target Zero” program has targeted Super Bowl Sunday for another DUI emphasis patrol. Target Zero intends to deploy nearly three dozen officers from the State Patrol, the Seattle Police and… Continue Reading »