Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ban Smoking Pot in Cars? It is Only a Matter of Time.

Under Revised Code of Washington 46.61.519 it is unlawful to drink or have an open alcohol container in a vehicle while on a Washington roadway, and soon it may be unlawful to smoke or have an open marijuana package inside a vehicle too. This is so because state officials want the Legislature to tweak the… Continue Reading »

The Law of Hailey and the Unfortunate Impound

Under Washington law if a person is arrested for Driving Under the Influence, the car being driven will be towed away by a private tow company, and it will cost a ‘pretty penny’ to get the car out of the tow lot. Why you may ask … well … because of Hailey’s Law. What is… Continue Reading »

IID Required, It Is The Law

Getting stopped, arrested and charged with DUI is undoubtedly a traumatic experience. There a plethora of consequences that immediately arise while the DUI case is pending in the courts. To name just a few, a person faces the prospect of possibly spending time in jail, posting bail, wearing an ankle bracelet that has sensors to detect… Continue Reading »

Plea Bargain Away!

When is it a good time to plea bargain on a driving under the influence case? This is a fair question, and the answer is it is always good to see what the prosecutor is willing to do to resolve a DUI case. A defendant does not have to accept a deal or an offer,… Continue Reading »

Got DUI Probation?

On probation with the court for a DUI conviction? If so, you best ‘toe-the-line’. Washington State’s DUI laws require that a probation violation be dealt with very harshly. By law, a judge is required to impose a number of conditions of probation which will be in effect for ‘up to’ a five-year term of probation. These… Continue Reading »

Driving While Suspended – It is Possible to do Legally!

A common question we at SQ Attorneys get asked is: ‘Can I drive a vehicle if my driver’s license gets suspended due to a DUI?’ Well, in Washington State the answer is simple – ‘yes’ … so long as you take the appropriate steps with the Department of Licensing. This is so because there are… Continue Reading »