Hailey's Law Declared Unconstitutional

Hailey's Law Declared Unconstitutional

This week, the week of October 17, 2019, the Washington Supreme Court Declared the Mandatory Impound Law, After a DUI arrest Unconstitutional. The law is popularly known as Hailey’s Law.

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No Search Warrant Required!

No Search Warrant Required!

This past summer 2019 the Washington Court Of Appeals began to define what an "exigent circumstances" is, when confronted with a DUI investigation and warrantless blood draws.

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Jonathan Comments on College Admissions Scandal on Global News

Jonathan Comments on College Admissions Scandal on Global News

Even though I focus my practice on DUI Defense, Criminal Defense is my passion. When contacted by Global News and asked to comment on the systems and cases I was happy to do so.

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Washington Appellant Court, Division 3 Finds That “No Signal Is Required When Turning From Designated Turn Lane”

Washington Appellant Court, Division 3 Finds That “No Signal Is Required When Turning From Designated Turn Lane”

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division Three dismissed a DUI case based upon a stop predicated upon a driver’s failure to activate a signal once in a dedicated turn lane.

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Monumental change for DUI Arrested Drivers Effective January 1, 2019

Monumental change for DUI Arrested Drivers Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, those arrested for DUI or Physical Control will only have seven (7) days to request a hearing with the Department of Licensing (DoL).

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Interlock Devices — a Violation of Distracted Driving & New Electronic Device Laws?

Interlock Devices — a Violation of Distracted Driving & New Electronic Device Laws?

Is A Department Of Licensing Required, or Court Ordered, Interlock Device A Violation Of Washington State Laws Regarding "Distracted Driving," Or The Newest "Electronic" Device Law?

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July 2017 WA State DUI Law Implementations

July 2017 WA State DUI Law Implementations

July 2017 saw the implementation of changes to Washington State DUI laws, the most significant being a 4th charge in 10 years is now considered a felony.

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The Law Of Minor In Possession (MIP)

The Law Of Minor In Possession (MIP)

A charge of MIP is much more than just possession. With summer in full swing, make sure you know the full extent of the DUI law regarding minors in possession.

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DUI/ Impaired Driving Law Changes in the 2017 Regular Session

DUI/ Impaired Driving Law Changes in the 2017 Regular Session

On July 23rd, extensive changes to WA State's DUI laws go into effect with the newly signed House Bill 1614. Learn what's been modified and how it might affect you and your case.

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2017 DUI Law Amendments, Part 1

2017 DUI Law Amendments, Part 1

Every year the legislators seek to create new laws and tweak prior laws relating to alcohol and driving. What follows is a brief review of the proposals for additions and changes to WA State DUI Laws in 2017.

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