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Feb 19

The last decade has seen some significant changes regarding the laws surrounding DUI interlock devices in the state of Washington, both as a "deterrent" to driving under the influence and as a punishment once a person is convicted of DUI. read more

Feb 19

The Washington State Legislature made extensive changes to DUI statutes in the state earlier in the year. A significant number of Washington's DUI-related statutes saw major changes from the passing of House Bill 1614, with most of those changes taking effect on July 23, 2017. Many in the state are unaware of these changes and could have some unwelcome surprises awaiting them if they happen to be pulled over for impaired driving. read more

Jan 03

Most people are under the impression that the only way they can actually be charged with DUI—Driving Under the Influence—is to actually be driving. You may be surprised to find that is not actually the case. As it turns out, it must only be shown that you were in control of the vehicle—that is, you could have driven if you had chosen to do so—and that you were over the legal limit, and you will be facing a charge of Physical Control. You can be pulled over for a non-moving violation, like parking illegally, failing to wear a seatbelt, or having an expired registration, which, in turn, results in a DUI arrest. read more

Dec 21

One of the most difficult things as a parent is knowing when to step in and help your child, and knowing when to back away and let them deal with the consequences of their actions. However, if your teenager is arrested for an impulsive mistake—especially if this is their first time in trouble—you need to do everything in your power to help your child avoid serious, long-term consequences. read more

Dec 07

Most all of us make mistakes during our lifetime. Most of these personal missteps are generally not a part of a job interview but those who were convicted of a criminal offense must approach interviews somewhat differently. While it depends, to some extent, what your conviction was for, many employers will overlook a criminal conviction if you can reasonably explain how that conviction inspired you to make positive changes to your life. read more

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Ignition Interlock Device and Washington Law

The last decade has seen some significant changes regarding the laws surrounding DUI interlock devices in the state of Washington, both as a "deterrent" to driving under the influence and...