Will a Washington DUI Arrest Lead to Child Endangerment Charges?

In some circumstances, yes. If a driver is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), he/she could face child endangerment charges if the motorist had a passenger in the vehicle under the age of 16. The charges are filed as a misdemeanor offense (as opposed to a felony) and are punishable by up to one [...]

By |2022-05-18T19:27:42+00:00May 18th, 2022|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Will a Washington DUI Arrest Lead to Child Endangerment Charges?

Second-Time DUI in Washington

A “second-time DUI” under Washington law is generally when a person receives a second conviction for driving under the influence within seven years of a prior DUI conviction. A second offense carries harsher penalties than a first-time DUI, including longer jail terms and increased driver’s license suspension times. If you or a loved one was [...]

By |2022-03-23T06:34:24+00:00March 9th, 2022|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Second-Time DUI in Washington

First-Time DUI in Washington

Washington law says that it’s a crime for a person to drive a vehicle, or be in actual physical control of one, while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A first-time conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can cause stress and anxiety. It can also lead to serious penalties – including mandatory jail [...]

By |2021-08-18T22:21:03+00:00December 20th, 2019|DUI Defense|Comments Off on First-Time DUI in Washington

Changes in DUI Washington DUI Laws

Almost every year, the Washington State Legislature makes changes to the Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) statutes to make the consequences of a DUI even more severe. Currently, a first-time DUI conviction results in a mandatory one-day jail sentence (the judge has discretion to impose a sentence of up to 364 in jail) and five [...]

By |2021-06-08T00:35:58+00:00September 12th, 2017|DUI Defense, News|Comments Off on Changes in DUI Washington DUI Laws
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