Learn the latest changes in DUI law and outcomes of cases around the state.
Breakthrough Therapy May Create New Legal Problems
We are now entering the slippery slope where medical marijuana patients will have to register with a drug database. As Ketamine has historically been known as a party drug, those using it for depression treatment might find themselves suddenly caught up in the aggressive drugged driving enforcement because they merely have it in their systems, and may soon have to register in a database as well.Read more →
Not Your Average Beer Gut!
When we hear reports of DUI stops, and arrests, and then hear the breath or blood test results, far too many people forget about the presumption of innocence unfortunately. In fact, when people learn what I do they often ask, "how do you defend someone when you can see the test results show them to be guilty?;" Or more often they state: "isn't that unfortunate that you can stay busy doing that?" No not all! This exposes the problem with blind reliance on what is thought to be the truth.Read more →
Bellingham DUI Attorney, Jonathan Rands Completes American Chemical Society Chromatography Training At Axion Labs
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a scientific society based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. Founded in 1876 at New York University, the ACS currently has more than 164,000 members at all degree-levels and in all fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. It is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the leading sources of authoritative scientific information. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the...Read more →
Breath Test Devices Manipulated To Show Higher BAC Levels.
This past summer the BC government lowered the breath alcohol limit and increased penalties to be imposed on the roadside by police officer’s. Not surprisingly it is now discovered that in the absence of checks and balances to their unfettered roadside police power, the device employed by the officers provide false readings- falsely high readings. Lawyers Claim Faulty Use Of Breathalyzer BY KIM WESTAD, POSTMEDIA NEWS MARCH 4, 2011 A class-action lawsuit challenging impaired driving penalties given out under new drunk...Read more →
Lewis County Deputy Coroner Arrested For Pain Pill DUI.
Recently it was reported that, the woman in charge of examining dead bodies for local criminal cases was arrested in July on suspicion of driving under the influence of pain pills, according to an incident report filed by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. While many question the wisdom of making such an arrest newsworthy, it demonstrates that members of law enforcement are not immune to DUI and also identifies interesting issues that many are unaware of: DUI means Alcohol and/or...Read more →
DUI Or ADD/ADHD? A Case Of Wrongful Arrest & Prosecution.
In Washington State, prosecuting attorneys do not need a breath test to move forward with DUI prosecution if the driver performed a roadside test. These roadside "Sobriety Tests" are used nationwide to justify arrests, but they do not take into account ADD/ADHD as recognized by the American Disability Act and may likely be the basis of a wrongful DUI arrest or conviction.Read more →