I was out of town last week for Thanksgiving so I apologize for the late blog on this. But starting 11/25/14 law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State are conducting DUI emphasis patrols through the beginning of the new year. So please be careful out there and try to avoid having a single drink and then drive during this Holiday season.
As a Seattle DUI Attorney I see people get charged with DUI everyday for simply consuming a single drink and then driving. Heck I say it almost weekly on this blog. There is no such thing as a legal limit anymore in King County, WA when it comes to DUI cases. If you have a single drink and then drive you will get arrested if you get stopped by a law enforcement officer. It is that simple.
The cops don’t care whether your alcohol level if below the legal limit of 0.08. The Prosecutors don’t care whether your alcohol level is below 0.08. And in most cases the Judge’s don’t care either. This is a sign of the times here in King County. So the best advice I can provide as someone who is in court every single day here in Seattle watching these DUI cases happen is very simple. Just don’t take the risk.
About the author: Matthew Leyba is a DUI Attorney in Seattle. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Rising Star in the area of DUI defense by both the Seattle Met Magazine, and the Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor less than 2.5% of all lawyers receive. He is also rated a perfect 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com, a lawyer rating service.