Breaking down the DUI laws so you know what to expect.
Laws of Driving Under the Influence
There are two types of DUI charges in WA State. Learn how these can be used to show you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs to secure a conviction!
One need not actually be driving a car to incur DUI type penalties. Physical Control, a less frequent charge, carries the same penalties as DUI.
If you are charged with DUI in WA State and are diagnosed as drug or alcohol dependent, you may be eligible for deferred prosecution.
Under some circumstances a DUI charge is a class A felony. There are certain prerequisites in order for of a DUI to become a felony charge.
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A minor DUI has very similar, if not identical, consequences as an adult DUI conviction and does not require proof the person was drunk.
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By definition, this crime is committed when you drive a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
Reckless endangerment is a crime committed when you place another person in a position of substantial risk of death or serious physical injury.
Negligent driving is very similar to DUI, but with lesser penalties - no license suspension, no mandatory jail time, smaller fines are likely.
Boating Under the Influence
While the stakes are lower than a DUI charge, there will be severe consequences if convicted.
There are three standardized sobriety tests performed out in the field and they are often relied upon as proof in DUI trials.