Tag Archives: DUI Washington State

According to RCW 46.61.502, the elements of a DUI in Washington State are: (1) driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug (a) and the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher; or (b) the person has, within two hours after driving, a THC… Continue Reading »

An infrastructure bill awaiting a pivotal vote in the US Senate would require new cars to have technology to detect drunk drivers. Backers of the bill claim the anti-drunken driving provisions would drastically reduce the number of automotive deaths that occur on our U.S. roadways. The provisions of the proposed bill order NHTSA to study… Continue Reading »

Some interesting search and seizure case law came down last week.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that exigent circumstances does not always apply to a fleeing driver and an officer’s authority to invade the sanctity of one’s home.  The case arose from a police officer’s warrantless entry into a person’s garage after the officer heard… Continue Reading »

Technology is always advancing. That truth is no different in the field of DUI defense. As has been the case since cars and alcohol/ drugs collided, technology to reduce drunken driving continues to evolve. What sometimes slows the progress down, however, is all the bureaucratic ‘red tape’. Notwithstanding the foregoing, earlier this month the Automotive… Continue Reading »

Where once Seattle Municipal Court (‘SMC’) lagged behind on having virtual hearings, it is now taking the lead and doing almost all of its hearings remotely. While most courts use the Zoom platform, SMC handles its virtual courtrooms via WebEx. To accommodate those who don’t have adequate technology, SMC is permitting people to participate by… Continue Reading »

It seems that with every holiday, Washington State law enforcement compiles and disseminates the state’s driving under the influence (“DUI”) numbers related to the same. This past Labor Day was no exception. On Tuesday Troopers with the Washington State Patrol (“WSP”) released data on the number of DUI arrests made over our sunny Labor Day… Continue Reading »

As 2019 roles in, Utah is one of the first states to implement a stricter drunk driving law, lowering the legal limit to .05. Most all states, including Washington, are at a .08 for blood alcohol content. So that begs the question, is Washington state on the verge of lowering its blood alcohol level requirements?… Continue Reading »

The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act (hereinafter referred to as, the “Act”) legislates who is authorized to enter and/or travel into the great white north — Canada. Under the Act, no person who has been deemed to have committed an “Indictable Offense” may enter Canada unless he has been found to have been “Rehabilitated.” Even… Continue Reading »