8 Steps to Take When Pulled Over for a Seattle DUI and You Have Been Drinking

Getting pulled over on suspicion of DUI can be scary, regardless of how much you’ve had to drink. Even if you have only had a drink or two, you face the very likely possibility of being arrested for a DUI. As an experienced Seattle DUI attorney, there are many things…
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FAQs of a Seattle DUI Arrest

If you are reading this you have probably been recently arrested for a Seattle DUI or know someone who has, and you have many questions. As an experienced DUI attorney, I have heard all the common questions related to DUI arrests. Continue reading as I cover the frequently asked questions…
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6 Tips to Avoid a Holiday DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) arrests are at their highest during Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Between Christmas and New Year, the U.S. sees the average number of fatalities involving alcohol-impaired drivers rise 34 percent. Each year, the number of travelers flooding the roads for winter celebrations increases, including a…
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New you tube video on 4 steps to take after a DUI arrest

Seattle DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba discusses the 4 steps a driver should take following a DUI arrest to ensure they give themselves the best chance of defending the DUI case
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Choosing a Seattle DUI Attorney

Being arrested for driving under the influence (a DUI) in Seattle is a significant and frightening affair. Not only is the whole process complex and detailed, but the outcome of your case can have life altering ramifications. In order to ensure that there is a strong defense and an agreeable…
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So the DUI FST’s are admissible in a trial…now what?

In a DUI case often times there are several key pieces of evidence the Prosecution rely upon.  The field sobriety tests (FSTs) are one of these and therefore must be challenged by the DUI defense attorney.  Unfortunately the reality is often times these tests are found to be admissible for…
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The Penalties of a Seattle DUI

A driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol charge in Washington state usually results in harsh penalties, such as loss of license, jail time, ignition interlock requirements or fines. Knowing all the penalties associated with a DUI charge in Seattle can help you make the right choices to…
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Does new WA case limit use of DUI SCRAM in DUI cases?

Recently the Washington Supreme Court released a ruling in State v. Hardtke.  Essentially limiting the Court's ability to require a defendant to wear a DUI SCRAM bracelet or some other expensive pretrial conditions of release (i.e., Home detention).  However in my opinion this ruling is not likely to affect the…
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You tube video on What Happens at a DUI jury trial

Seattle DUI lawyer Matthew Leyba discusses the different stages of a DUI jury trial in his latest you tube video blog
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Should there be alternatives for pretrial ignition interlock conditions in DUI cases?

If you have been arrested for a DUI in the Seattle area then you face the possibility of a Judge imposing pretrial conditions at your arraignment.  This means the Judge has the authority to require a defendant to follow certain conditions while the case is pending.  Typically on DUI cases…
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