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When stopped and cited for a DUI with a BAC over a .o8 or with 5.00 nng THC, a driver faces losing his driving privilege for at least 90 days.  A driver who is stopped and cited for refusing a BAC is facing at least a 1 year loss of privilege to drive. Those losses… Continue Reading »

Many people get confused about what a .08 really means when facing a Seattle DUI. It is really pretty simple, actually. The government has at least two ways to prove DUI – prong “A” and prong “B”. Prong “A” is the ‘per se’ prong … that is, if the test result is .08 or greater… Continue Reading »

We can all agree that teaching your child ‘life lessons’ is important for their overall development. That said, there are limits, and on January 13, 2019, a 48 year old Kentucky mother certainly exceeded the bounds of reasonableness when she allegedly drove drunk with her son in the car as some sort of teaching moment.… Continue Reading »

On January 15, 2019 an article was written in the Seattle Times entitled, “New milestone in King County: Immigrant count tops 500,000”. The article noted that there was a population surge in the county and that foreign-born residents accounted for a whopping 49 percent of the growth since 2010. In like kind with this foreign-born… 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 »

In related news to our post last week, yet another government legal representative finds themselves on the wrong side of the law. As one can see, it can happen to anyone. This time a county sheriff in Idaho was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The… Continue Reading »

When representing non-citizens that are accused of criminal conduct, Seattle criminal defense attorneys are generally aware there are potential immigration consequences their client may be facing. That said, it is always best that the person confer with an attorney who focuses his/her practice on immigration law. This is so because immigration attorneys are more versed… Continue Reading »

When it comes to driving under the influence charges, it is common for an accused to be shocked that they are facing a possible DUI conviction. After all, many feel fine to drive and may have only consumed what they believed was an amount of alcohol (or marijuana and/or other drugs) that would not put… Continue Reading »

Roughly 5 years ago Washington State started replacing their outdated breath test instruments with the German made Draeger-AlcoTest 9510. The instrument analyzes a person’s breath to estimate the alcohol level in a person’s blood. As is well know by now, anyone in Washington State who blows a .08 or above within two hours of driving… Continue Reading »

  While it is true that anyone can get a DUI after consuming too much alcohol, smoking too much pot or even taking prescription medication that affects their ability to operate a motor vehicle, there are some instances that just seem to be right out of the annals of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Case… Continue Reading »