Monthly Archives: November 2012

Credit for IID?

In many Washington State DUI related cases, courts are now requiring that an ignition interlock device (hereafter, “IID”) be installed in the defendant’s vehicle as a part of the court’s “conditions of release” pending the outcome of the defendant’s case. The natural question that has arisen from this onerous and expensive pre-trial obligation is: Can… Continue Reading »


DUI cases can come in many shapes, sizes and forms. The .08 legal limit is simply a “per se” legal limit in Washington State. In other words, if a suspected DUI driver has a breath or blood test that is .08 or greater he is considered to be driving under the influence regardless of whether he… Continue Reading »

What does that Punched Hole Mean?

A Washington State driver cited for DUI is virtually guaranteed to have his Washington State driver’s license punched. What he might not know, however, is that this “hole” doesn’t invalidate his driving privilege. In Washington State a driver’s license is still valid for at least 60 days from the date of a DUI or Physical… Continue Reading »

When DUI means Prison, not Jail

On Friday November 2, 2012, a Yakima man was formerly charged and arraigned for allegedly committing his eighth DUI. The man has seven DUI convictions and two vehicular assault convictions. On this new DUI charge, the man is facing a class C felony and the possibility of doing eight years in prison if convicted of… Continue Reading »