Monthly Archives: February 2024

Hogtying a Thing of the Past?

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  Earlier this month the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 6009 which would ban the police from hogtying suspects, classifying it as an ‘excessive use of force’. Hogtying is defined as the fastening together of a suspect’s ankles and wrists. The bill now is before the House for its consideration. This new bill is… Continue Reading »

Can I Get Arrested for DUI After Driving and Coming Home?

We know driving under the influence is extremely dangerous, not just to ourselves, but to fellow passengers, other drivers, and essentially, the community as a whole. Say you do end up in a situation where you’ve had a couple of drinks and might be somewhere in the gray area of inebriation. Your buddy who was… Continue Reading »

A bill that would have lowered the legal limit on blood alcohol concentration from .08 to .05. Continue Reading »

Can I Expunge My DUI?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous. It’s also a crime that states take very seriously. Having a criminal conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) will impact your life for years. In addition to paying thousands of dollars in fines and fees, you face driver’s license suspension, ignition interlock device requirements,… Continue Reading »

Authority to Lie?

House Bill 1062 aims to make defendant’s statements inadmissible in court if police use deceptive tactics during interrogations to get those statements. Continue Reading »

What Are Open Container Laws?

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is a serious offense in every state. State legislatures are enacting more strict DUI laws. They aim to help prevent serious injuries and death from drugged and drunk driving. Part of these laws also deal with open alcohol containers and cannabis vessels in a vehicle. When enforced, states… Continue Reading »