Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vindication Unmuted

A Benton County District Court judge recently dismissed a DUI conviction and returned $4,600 in fines for a deaf man who was arrested five years ago on suspicion of DUI. Apparently the 33-year-old man from Snoqualmie, William M. Kral, successfully appealed his DUI conviction on the grounds that there was no sign language interpreter when… Continue Reading »

DUI Happens

We here at SQ Attorneys have said it before and we say it here again, anyone can be arrested, cited and/or charged with DUI. Some recent cases to bring our point home: Rapper Flo Rida, Los Angeles Dodger’s first baseman James Loney and Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace were each recently arrested and/or charged for… Continue Reading »

DUI Coffee Sleeves

‘Tis the season – As of December 9, 2011, Snohomish County’s DUI & Target Zero Task Force and local law enforcement agencies have been distributing coffee sleeves to area coffee stands in an effort to raise awareness about drinking and driving this holiday season. The campaign was made possible through a $1,000 traffic safety grant… Continue Reading »

Upgrade to Crime Fighting on the Way

Law enforcement is trying to streamline its ability to enforce the laws of Washington State and crack down on crime. An example of this “streamlining” is the replacement of outdated radio systems. The Washington State Patrol says it can replace its radio system for at least $12 million less than expected under a plan that… Continue Reading »