Monthly Archives: March 2017

April = no Studded Tires!

Spring has arrived, and the sun is not far behind. In like kind, the snow is retreating, and studded tires will soon follow. Drivers have until April 1, 2017 to remove their winter studded tires. Failure to remove studded tires by that date will result in a $136 traffic infraction. We all know our roads… Continue Reading »

Guns, DV and the Attorneys’ Challenge

If you or a loved one is convicted of a domestic violence related felony or misdemeanor your right to possess a firearm will be terminated. US federal law mandates it; put simply, anyone who is convicted of an act of domestic violence will lose their right to possess a gun. This is true even if… Continue Reading »

As the law Turns

Washington’s distracted driving bill is moving forward quickly. As you all know, we have been following the bill’s course.  Last week both chambers of the state legislature passed versions of the bill thus making it highly likely that drivers will be banned from using handheld devices in 2018. The House version of the Driving Under… Continue Reading »

Lakewood Police Drawing first Blood

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Police officers in the City of Lakewood, Washington are now performing their own blood draws on suspected impaired drivers. Although other states have consistently permitted such an intrusive act, Washington state law has essentially in the past required that a trained medical professional draw blood. This often, of course, necessitates that an officer take the… Continue Reading »