Monthly Archives: August 2015

Pot Use and Driving

We all know about the government’s crackdown on DUI’s in Washington, and we all know that pot use was recently legalized here in Washington. Now the two are intertwined more than ever before. Recent data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission appears to evidence that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes with THC… Continue Reading »

What is the Purpose of Probation?

When you are convicted and sentenced for a crime you generally are put on probation. The purpose of probation is to permit the court an opportunity to oversee you for a period of time, and to ensure that you stay out of trouble. In essence, it is the ‘carrot and stick’ approach to doing business.… Continue Reading »

New DUI Laws on the Horizon … Again

New DUI legislation (HB1276) is going into effect on September 26, 2015. As usual, the government is ratcheting things down in our DUI arena, and continues to be tough on folks driving while impaired. That said, there are some benefits under the bill for those cited for DUI. The bill extends eligibility for the ignition… Continue Reading »

Get off the Road!

We all know accidents happen, big and small. But with our severely congested roadways, it is what happens after the accident that really matters. To shore up a big problem, Seattle could soon follow state law by requiring drivers to get their banged-up cars off the Seattle streets after a collision. Why? To save everyone… Continue Reading »