New law now in Effect

Pursuant to House Bill 1276, a new open container law regarding marijuana went into effect on September 26, 2015; the law was signed into effect by Governor Jay Inslee on June 30, 2015, and requires Washington drivers to remove roaches from their motor coaches.

House Bill 1276, updates Washington’s open container law by now including marijuana, not just alcohol. The law stipulates that marijuana, like alcohol, must be kept in the trunk of a vehicle, in an unopened container, or in another part of the passenger cabin “not normally occupied or directly accessible by” the driver or passengers, i.e. behind the last row of accessible seating in the vehicle.

If you are cited for an alcohol or a drug related DUI in Washington state immediately seek the assistance of a Seattle DUI lawyer. A qualified and respected Seattle DUI attorney, among other things, can quite possibly save a person thousands of dollars in court and insurance fees, extent of loss of privilege to drive and amount of jail time to be served. Washington traffic laws are far too complicated for any ol’ attorney to handle. Be smart … hire a qualified and skilled Seattle DUI attorney when arrested for an alcohol and/or a drug related DUI in Washington State.

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