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Legislation is Once Again Changing: Could Four DUI Arrests in 10 Years Could Mean Felony DUI?

Legislation is Once Again Changing: Could Four DUI Arrests in 10 Years Could Mean Felony DUI?

Legislators are busy down in Olympia again, which means DUI laws may be changing. Bellingham DUI Attorney Jonathan Rands gives Dillion Honcoop a rundown and the likelihood of possible changes to DUI law to come including:

  1. Changing the 4th DUI arrest within ten years to a Felony DUI instead of the 5th;
  2. When you get a DUI, there is a seven year look-back period that can dictate the mandatory penalties from both the court and the DoL if you have a prior within that time frame. They are now proposing that look-back period go from seven years to fifteen years, as well as harsher sentencing.
  3. Also included are proposed changes for the DoL to suspend or revoke licenses for much longer than they have historically done before.

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Julie
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