How Long Does a Reckless Driving Stay on Record?

If you’ve recently encountered a reckless driving conviction, you are probably wondering how long it will stay on your record and whether it goes onto your criminal record or not. To learn the answers to these questions and more, continue reading or give Leyba Defense a call to speak with…
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BAC for a Person Under 21 Driving: What is The Legal Limit?

While most people know that the legal BAC limit to drive is 0.08%, few people are aware that the legal BAC limit changes depending on age.  If you are under 21 years old, the legal limit of 0.08% doesn’t apply to you. For minors (those under 21), the legal blood…
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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record?

Facing DUI (driving under the influence) charges and wondering how this will affect your future? Many drivers who are facing their first DUI are unsure what steps to take to mitigate the lasting effects that a DUI has on their driving record. If you are wondering how long a DUI…
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Mitigation Hearing: What Is It & How Does It Work?

A mitigation hearing happens when a driver or individual agrees that an infraction has been committed but wishes to explain to the judge why the infraction is justifiable.  Many people confuse a mitigation hearing with a contested hearing and seek to have the judge dismiss the charge altogether at the…
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Understanding Washington’s DUI Process: What Happens?

DUIs create serious legal issues that have the potential to derail the rest of your life. If you or someone you know are facing DUI charges, it’s important to understand what the DUI court process looks like in Washington State.  DUI court processes can drag out for much longer than…
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Simple Guide To The DUI Sentencing Grid

DUI sentencing is complicated and difficult to understand. To help clear up some of the confusion, we’ve assembled this simple guide to Washington State’s DUI sentencing grid.  Whether it’s you or a friend who has recently been charged with a DUI, it’s important to understand DUI sentencing and to have…
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How To Get My License Back After a DUI: Things You Should Know

Getting license back after a DUI DUI charges should always be taken very seriously. Not only can they result in steep fines, jail time, and mandatory counseling, they are almost always accompanied by a license suspension. If you are working to get your license back after serving or fulfilling your…
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House Arrest For A DUI: How It Works & What To Know

Is it possible to get house arrest instead of jail time for a DUI? For most people, house arrest for a DUI is preferable to time spent in jail. This is not an option for those guilty of violent crimes, but what about DUI offenders? If the DUI in question…
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DUI Hit and Run Accidents: What to Do

Drunk man holding a beer standing beside accidented car DUIs are frightening situations to find yourself in. Not only can DUI hit and run incidents lead to serious injury or even loss of life, but they can also leave victims in financial turmoil. Nobody anticipates or expects all of the…
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5 Things You Should Know About The Breathalyzer Test

How does a breathalyzer work? And what happens if you refuse a breathalyzer test? Drivers have many unanswered questions, so today we’re bringing you five things you should know about breathalyzer tests.  As most people drive daily, having a basic understanding of how breathalyzer tests work is very important. 1.…
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