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Aug 13

When the crime rate in the city of Seattle is compared between the years of 2008-2010 and 2015-2017, it appears that overall, the rate of crime has decreased. This drop in crime can be attributed primarily to a large drop in property crimes. read more

Apr 12

If you are pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol, there may be many questions running through your mind. One of the most common questions is "Do I have to take a breathalyzer test?". The short answer is no. But before you refuse, there are some very important things you must consider about breathalyzers and DUI in Washington. read more

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

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