The Truth About Personal Breathalyzers and DUIs

The consequences for anyone who is charged with a DUI are huge. If you are a professional bound to a job which does not readily tolerate time away from work for any reason, facing a DUI charge can be devastating. Much has been made these days about personal alcohol breathalyzers.…
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Does Your Breathing Pattern Really Affect A Breathalyzer Test Result?

As a professional, you can’t afford to be out of your office for an extended period of time. The last thing you need is to have an inaccurate breathalyzer test leads to your DUI arrest. Although these tests are often the critical factor in determining either innocence or guilt in…
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What to Do If You Get Pulled Over for DUI

Being stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence can be a nerve-wracking event, even if you have only had one drink. Knowing how to behave under such circumstances is essential in these situations, as is understanding your rights. As an experienced DUI attorney, these are the things that I…
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Marijuana DUI: How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System

We’re seeing it more and more in King County—arrests for marijuana DUIs. The other day, there was another article about it in the Seattle Times. What caught my interest about this particular article was something that the driver said to the police officer. Apparently, the driver admitted he had smoked…
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Finding a Good Lawyer for Your DUI Case

So, you went out for drinks with friends after a long work week to blow off steam. You drank a few glasses of water and some soda to make sure you sobered up before you got in the car to drive home for the night. As you get off at…
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Attempted DUIs and How to Avoid Them

Attempted DUIs, or a ‘physical control’ charge in Washington, is a criminal offense where an intoxicated driver does not operate a vehicle, but has physical control of the vehicle or the intent to drive under the influence. In the case of an attempted DUI, a prosecutor must prove in court…
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Refusing a Breathalyzer Test: Everything You Need to Know

A breathalyzer test gives law enforcement officers a quick and easy way to determine if someone has had too much to drink. Breath tests to determine sobriety are a common occurrence, but their results are not always accurate. For this and many other reasons, drivers may consider refusing a breathalyzer test.…
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Preparing a Marijuana DUI Defense

What Is a Marijuana DUI? Initiative 502, passed in 2012, legalized marijuana for recreational use, making it legal for people 21 and over to possess and use marijuana. The initiative also changed Washington’s marijuana laws regarding DUI, amending the previous DUI laws regarding marijuana. Washington considers people caught with a blood…
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What a defendant should consider in deciding whether to go to a jury trial

As a Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle there almost always comes a time when I speak with a client or defendant about the possibility of a jury trial.  In making that decision a defendant needs to consider several factors in determining whether to move forward with a jury trial in…
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Sexual Exploitation Arrest Sting Operation in Seattle

A sexual exploitation arrest and prostitution sting operation was conducted by the Seattle Police Department earlier in July 2016.  If you have been cited or contacted about a sexual exploitation arrest by the Seattle Police it is imperative you contact a Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney ASAP that has experience in…
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