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Know Your Rights if You Drive After Consuming

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is a universal anxiousness that occurs when you are driving home and the police lights shine behind your car and the cop indicates for you to pull to the shoulder. But you have added anxiety because you drank alcohol before driving, so with your anxiety running high and adrenaline kicking i...

DUI’s up in 2020. Did Coronavirus play a role?

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Mar 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the second quarter of 2020, DUI's, speeding - including extreme speeds & failure to wear seatbelts - increased according to the NHTSA ( National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ).  Nearly two thirds of the drivers involved in fatal or serious traffic accidents were under the influence of...

What Happens When I Assert My Right to Counsel?

Posted by Unknown | Mar 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

So you've been stopped by a police officer, and they're currently investigating you for a DUI. You've been asked to step outside your vehicle, and you're not free to leave. They're going to be asking you questions, and most likely will ask you to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. You kn...

Positive Changes Coming to the DOL Suspension Process

Posted by Unknown | Jan 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most stress causing parts of being charged with a DUI is all the financial difficulties it places on you, some of which feel totally unnecessary. When you are arrested for a DUI and blow over the legal limit, or refuse a breath test, you face two separate license suspensions. The firs...

How Reliable are Breath Test Machines?

Posted by Unknown | Nov 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2018 there were a total of 29,267 DUI charges filed in Washington State Courts. Out of those charges, 11,073 resulted in findings of guilt. In many DUI cases, the results of a breath test machine is the primary evidence that the courts rely upon in finding people guilty. Throughout Washington,...

Judge McKenna called out by prosecutors and public defenders

Posted by Unknown | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday Anita Khandelwal, the director of the King County Department of Public Defense, and Pete Holmes, the Seattle City Attorney, issue a joint letter publicly calling out Judge Ed McKenna. Judge McKenna has been on the bench since 2011, following a lengthy career as a prosecutor for the City...

Did You Hear about Bicycling under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol in Seattle or Washington State? That's Another Time & Another Place

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Seattle summer is upon us, and maybe you want to have a glass of wine or two with a friend or share a joint at the local pot cafe and are now on your way home... by bicycle. Its a popular form of commute in Washington. In fact, Washington is honored with the title as the countrys number one Bic...

DUI Arrests Steadily Rising in King County

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Feb 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

WSP has recruited additional law enforcement officers to aggressively pursue intoxicated drivers, resulting in increased DUI arrests. With large numbers of new officers joining the WSP, there is also an accompanying risk that these new recruits will not follow all proper steps during a roadside test, giving even more ammunition to your defense attorney.

U.S. Attorney General Continues to Hint at Crack Down on Marijuana Legalization while Americans Continue to Support Legalization

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Nov 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

He said it before, and hes saying it again: Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General, does not like legalized marijuana. He confirmed, according to Forbes on September 20, 2017, that “Federal law remains in effect.” What that means is clear: marijuana use is illegal federally as a controlled substan...

DUI Suspects: Know Your Rights

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Aug 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being convicted of a DUI is a serious matter. Not only are the direct consequences of a conviction severe (i.e., drivers license suspension, fines and fees, and possible jail time), but collateral consequences can be just as damaging. Your career could suffer and your reputation could be damaged...

When Is Blood Evidence?

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Montana Supreme Court recently got to decide an interesting case, State v. C. Harrison, which involved a DUI suspect who was convicted of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The case began when a Missoula police officer pulled Christina Harrison over and arrested her for DUI aft...

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