Sleazy Attorneys and their “arraignment letters”

A couple of days ago a client called me really upset.  This particular client has a very good job, she is well educated, has a nice career with Microsoft, and she has never been in trouble before.  However she has been charged with a DUI in King County that can…
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Washington Supreme Court Case – Harris v. Charles

I’ve been following this case for quite some time.  When the case first happened in Seattle Municipal Court I was actually present and witnessed former Seattle Municipal Court Judge Charles’s actions.  Since then this particular case has had a long journey and a ruling was finally issued from the State…
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DUI Probation Review Hearing

Yesterday I appeared on behalf of a client on a DUI probation hearing. This client was not originally mine, but retained me just for the probation review hearing. When I was a public defender I literally appeared on a couple thousand of these types of hearings. They can be pretty…
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Breathing patterns can affect breath test results

A recent scientific article from Forensic Science International confirms something that Seattle DUI lawyers already know, that breathing patterns can affect the result of a breath test in a big way. In “Influence from breathing pattern on alcohol and tracer gas expirograms—Implications for alcolock use”, the Swedish authors conclude from…
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DUI arrest may lead to Facebook shaming in California

Attached is a link to an article I read this morning titled “Drunk Driving May Lead to Facebook Shaming”  The gist of the article talks about how a city councilman in Huntington Beach, CA wants to post a mug shot on Facebook of any individual with more than 2 DUI…
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DUI Blood Alcohol Chart

Blood Alcohol Concentration Chart for Males   (Alcohol % in bloodstream for weight (lbs) and number of drinks) Number of drinks consumed per hour   Weight   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   100   .04   .08…
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