House Bill 1614: Changes to Washington’s DUI Laws

The Washington State Legislature was busy last year — creating new laws and changing existing ones in order to strengthen the laws surrounding DUI. House Bill 1614 passed — resulting in changes to areas of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) that concern vacating...

Mandatory Washington DUI Probation Violation Penalties

DUI sentencing courts impose a number of standard, and sometimes even case-specific, conditions upon a defendant upon DUI conviction. Some are affirmative conditions (to pay fines, complete an alcohol/drug evaluation, participate in alcohol/drug treatment or mental...

Increased focus on DUI patrols today.

There is usually a major surge in DUI arrests on this day, possibly triggered by a specific sporting event that is notoriously litigious against anyone else using their name. Think how annoyed you would be if you had to work today, and had a chance to give tickets...

Boating Under the Influence in Washington

Boating Under the Influence (RCW 79A.60.040) in Washington State is a gross misdemeanor.  This means that you can be facing up to a year minus a day in jail, and a financial penalty of up to $5000.  There is no automatic driver’s license suspension for a BUI; or...

37 New Washington State Patrol Troopers hit the road.

Continuing a tradition that began 95 years ago, with 6 men and their motorcycles, Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court Barbara A. Madsen swore in 37 new Washington State Patrol officers this week.  With over 1,000 hours of training (WSP...

The other Red White and Blue

Have you been charged with Assault, DV, or DUI?  Do you want an experienced defense lawyer who knows the court system, is familiar with the different prosecutors and judges, and will really work your case hard? I will work relentlessly to protect your rights.  I care...

Washington’s Mandatory Arrest Law for Domestic Violence

If you have never been arrested before, then the first time is likely to be one of the worst experiences of your life. Feeling the handcuffs click on your wrists and being shoved into the back seat of a police patrol vehicle is an incredibly embarrassing, demeaning...