Can Driving Drunk in Washington Result in a Federal Offense?

It can. The most common way in which a DUI in Washington can result in a federal offense is if you were driving under the influence on federal property (for example, a U.S. military installation). A DUI under federal law is most often charged as a misdemeanor and can result in time in federal prison. [...]

By |2022-11-10T20:01:05+00:00November 10th, 2022|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Can Driving Drunk in Washington Result in a Federal Offense?

Washington Law and Prescription Drug DUI

“Prescription drug DUI” refers to the crime in Washington where you drive or operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of a prescription medication (for example, Xanax or Vicodin). This form of DUI is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail. If you were arrested for DUI, please contact a [...]

By |2022-10-11T04:47:42+00:00October 6th, 2022|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Washington Law and Prescription Drug DUI

Aggravated DUI in Washington

People in Washington commit the crime of aggravated DUI if they operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15% or higher. People guilty of aggravated DUI will receive steeper DUI penalties than normally imposed for DUIs involving a BAC of below .15%. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, [...]

By |2022-09-15T03:48:03+00:00August 3rd, 2022|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Aggravated DUI in Washington

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 |2022-10-25T21:23:37+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 |2022-10-05T15:11:32+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 |2022-10-13T04:23:41+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 |2022-10-25T23:35:22+00:00September 12th, 2017|DUI Defense, News|Comments Off on Changes in DUI Washington DUI Laws
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