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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...

Washington BUI Laws

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

The summer is boating season here in the Seattle area. As a result, boaters should be aware that Washington has boating under the influence (BUI) laws similar to driving under the influence (DUI) laws. Under the Washington statutes, it is illegal for an individual to operate a boat while under t...

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...

Felony DUIs in Washington State

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

In most cases, a drunk driving charge is considered a misdemeanor in the State of Washington. However, in certain circumstances, you may be charged with a felony DUI. Someone convicted of a felony DUI faces much more serious penalties and you will want to work with a King County DUI attorney if y...

Washington Underage DUI Laws

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Apr 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many individuals assume that the only standard for a DUI in Washington is the 0.08 percent blood alcohol limit. However, drivers -- especially college-age drivers -- should know that a different standard applies to individuals under the age of 21. Underage Blood Alcohol Limit Washington law pro...

3 Considerations for Marijuana DUIs

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Apr 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence of marijuana has been a hot topic since Washington legalized recreational marijuana use. Unlike alcohol use, it can be difficult to put a number to just how high is too high. However, this has not stopped Washington lawmakers from placing a cap of five nanograms of THC...

How High Is Too High To Drive?

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Apr 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Arizona State Supreme Court ruled this week that a driver under the influence of marijuana must actually be impaired at the time of arrest, reports The Associated Press. The ruling overturned an earlier decision last year that allowed Arizona prosecutors to go after high drivers if they had a...

Impaired drivers busted in two-vehicle crash

Posted by Unknown | Mar 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A two-vehicle crash in Bellevue led to the arrest of two persons who were suspected to be impaired while driving, KING5.com reported on Thursday, February 27. According to reports the incident happened at around 2:00 a.m. when a vehicle driving 70 mph driven by a 29-year-old man crashed into ano...

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