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May 04

Like with any other violation of the law, some driving offenses are more serious than others. Some traffic violations are not serious enough to qualify as a misdemeanor. More serious traffic violations are crimes, however. Here are some types of traffic crimes that are considered misdemeanors or felonies. read more

Mar 08

A DUI doesn't have to ruin your life, though it should be avoided at all costs, both because driving under the influence is extremely dangerous and because, at the very least, the citation can be expensive, time-consuming, and generally inconvenient. But how do you know if that one glass of wine put you over the edge? read more

Feb 23

For a lot of people, a background check is no big deal—but if you've got a record, you know that sinking feeling you get when you realize that you may not get a job or an apartment because of your prior convictions. Fortunately, a criminal record may not always be the end of the world—in fact, some infractions, convictions, and other transgressions may be expunged. read more

Feb 09

A weekend trip to Portland may feel innocuous, but if you're a Washington resident and you get stopped for a DUI on the wrong side of the Columbia River, you may be in hot water. Though crossing state lines typically doesn't seem like a big deal, when it comes to DUI laws, where you're stopped can dramatically shift the outcome. read more

Dec 05

If you're not driving in an extremely reckless manner, you've probably been stopped for something minor. However, if you've been pulled over and the office believes that you may have been drinking, they'll use their training to determine whether you're under the influence of alcohol or not. read more

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