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Contact High, Still a DUI

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jul 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

As recreational marijuana use becomes legal, Washington state residents are now trying creative new excuses as to why they should not be charged with a marijuana DUI. In Spokane County, a teen driver tried to get out of an impaired driving arrest by arguing that he didn't smoke pot himself, but i...

Aldon Smith Receives Probation for DUI Charge

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jul 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Any bad news for the San Francisco 49ers is good news for the Seattle Seahawks. Last week, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to three years probation and 11 days community service following a no contest plea to a drunk driving and weapons charge, reports NESN. Smith had faced three felo...

Local Chef Maxime Bilet Charged With DUI

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jul 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you're into the modernist cuisine scene in Seattle, you may have heard of chef Maxime Bilet. However, the modernist chef recently made the news for all the wrong reasons. Instead of his food making the headlines, the author and chef is being accused of drunk driving and a hit-and-run following...

State Developing New Blood Warrant Database

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jul 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

Right now it can take a law enforcement officer up to four hours to receive a warrant to conduct a blood draw on a suspected drunk or drugged driver. In many cases, the suspect would have sobered up enough by the time of the blood draw making the results of the draw meaningless to support a DUI c...

'Drive High, Get a DUI Campaign' Begins

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) officially began their "Drive high, or get a DUI" campaign, reports The WTSC is beginning its campaign by airing three different television ads that use humor in depicting the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. The gist ...

Florida Judge Arrested for DUI at Courthouse

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems like these stories only happen in Florida. Lawyers and court employees reportedly gawked from a courthouse as a well known Broward County judge slammed her BMW SUV into a parked police vehicle and then repeatedly slammed her vehicle into a gate at the court parking lot, reports The New Y...

July 4th and Summertime DUI Emphasis Patrols

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Washington State Patrol announced that they are stepping up drunk driving patrols starting in the beginning of July. The summertime months are notorious for drunk driving and July 4th is a holiday season that typically involves alcohol consumption. As a result, the WSP will be out in force du...

WTSC Reminds Drivers: 'Drive High, Get a DUI'

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In early July, specialty retail stores across Washington State will begin selling marijuana for recreational use. In preparation for the event, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is launching a campaign to remind drivers that while recreational marijuana use may be legal, driving und...

Justin Bieber Makes Plea Deal in Miami DUI Case

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence after being caught in an alleged drag race in Miami Beach. At the time of arrest, Bieber tested positive for marijuana, reports TMZ. It was no secret that Bieber's attorneys were looking to reach a plea deal with Miami...

Michigan Politician Blames DUI on Dentures

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Michigan politician was arrested for drunk driving last week. Following a failed Breathalyzer test, the politician says that the failed breath test wasn't due to anything that he drank, instead he blamed the dentures in his mouth, reports WILX 10. Flint city councilman Eric Mays was pulled ove...

How Accurate Are Breathalyzer Tests?

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are stopped for a suspected DUI, the chances are that an officer will ask you to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Unlike a blood test, a Breathalyzer test allows the officer to get an immediate determination of your blood alcohol level. However, unlike a blood test, Breathalyzer tests are mo...

Special Treatment for Rich DUI Defendant?

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ferrari-driver Shaun Goodman was arrested for a DUI earlier this year that involved him trying to outrun the cops, a passenger jumping out of the moving sports car, and Goodman eventually crashing into a house. This week, a Thurston County court sentenced Goodman to work release and protestors ar...

DUI License Suspensions in WA

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

You probably already know that you face serious criminal penalties if you are convicted of drunk driving in Washington. However, you may not know that you face non-criminal penalties as well such as a driver's license suspension. There are generally two separate license suspensions related to a ...

Drunk Driver Rams Patrol Car, Charged With DUI

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 09, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a bizarre drunk driving incident in Lakewood, a drunk driver allegedly purposefully rammed a Washington State Patrol vehicle twice on the highway before being stopped and arrested for drunk driving and vehicular assault, reports KIRO TV. The state patrol officer was traveling northbound on In...

Cinco de Mayo: 5 Facts About DUIs

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. However, the holiday is now widely celebrated in America as a time to drink and hang out with friends. As we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, here are five important facts you should know about drunk driving: You don't need a 0.08 blo...

Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Fired For DUI

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mountlake Terrace police commander Don Duncan has been fired after he was arrested for a DUI this January, reports the Herald Net. The 50-year-old Duncan was an 18-year veteran of the police force and had reportedly tried to talk his way out of the DUI with the Washington State Patrol. He even ac...

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