Insurance Rates After a DUI: What You Need to Know

There are many repercussions that come with a DUI conviction. These can include the loss of driving privileges, hefty fines, and of course, an increase in your insurance rates. The rise in your insurance costs can vary depending on your specific case, but being tagged as a risky driver is…
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What are the Consequences of a DUI in Washington?

Despite their potentially grave consequences of a DUI and negative stigma, occur daily. Having a DUI charge brought against you can result in a number of very severe consequences. That could potentially create long-lasting as well as crippling consequences. Hiring a DUI lawyer after being charged with a DUI is…
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Plea Bargain Pros and Cons: When Should You Consider Cutting a Deal?

Getting arrested is stressful. Facing criminal charges that could damage your quality of life is even worse. In the stressful aftermath of an arrest, it can be tempting to jump at the first plea deal offered by a prosecutor, especially when they start talking about the severe charges they will…
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First Time DUI Offence: What to Expect in Washington?

You only had a couple of drinks, and since it wasn’t more than you are normally able to handle, you decided you could drive yourself home — after all, it’s been over an hour since you had your last drink, so you should be good, right? Getting your first DUI…
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Best Behavior: 7 Things to Avoid If You’re Fighting Criminal Charges

It doesn’t matter if you know that you’re innocent — if there is the possibility that you may be facing criminal charges, you need to be proactive in bolstering your defense and do your very best to avoid situations that could lower your chance of a successful outcome. Here at…
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Home Detention Rules: The Dos and Don’ts of House Arrest

It is becoming more common for people to receive home detention as a form of punishment instead of receiving a more severe form of punishment and captivity in a criminal case. Being subjected to house arrest can occur for a number of different reasons and since this is the case,…
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An Explanation of What Happens at an Arraignment Hearing

Are you headed for an arraignment hearing but you’re not sure what to expect? Is it like a trial, or will you just meet the judge? Is that where you plead “not guilty,” or is a court arraignment where you only hear the criminal charges against you? There are a…
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Had Your Driver’s License Suspended? Here’s What You Need to Know

Every year, hundreds of Washington driver’s licenses are suspended and many of these folks don’t realize that their driving privileges have been revoked until it’s too late. There are many reasons why your license may be suspended. Some are pretty obvious, while in other scenarios you may not even know…
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DUI Defense Strategies: What Options Do You Have Available?

If you have been arrested for a DUI charge, it might seem like the odds are stacked against you. That’s because it typically seems easy for an officer to prove a DUI and they often go uncontested in court. However, if you were arrested, but you think the arrest was…
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Misdemeanor DUI and Employment: How Does It Affect Your Job?

Try as everyone might, to keep their personal lives separate from their work lives, there may be times that an off-the-clock decision can have consequences on your job. It’s easy to see how being arrested for a DUI may affect an on-the-road job, but it is possible to affect your paycheck…
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