Monthly Archives: February 2014

Washington state prosecutors who handle DUI cases may be able to seek harsher sentences under a bill passed by the Senate on Friday February 14, 2014. The new legislation expands the types of prior offenses that can be used in sentencing, and gives a more comprehensive picture of an offender’s criminal past. Senator Joe Fain… Continue Reading »

Prospective clients often incredulously ask “how is it that the government can charge me with, let alone even convict me of, a crime?” The law can be funny that way; the law does not always seem just or fair. Take the following example, some may say the outcome is just and even fair … others… Continue Reading »

Washington state lawmakers are again pursuing money for more DUI law changes.  In January a Senate committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 6090.  They are contemplating on making DUI a felony the fourth time it is committed, rather than on the fifth time it is committed. It’s the most high-profile of several bills recently… Continue Reading »

The Washington State Patrol Target Zero program’s goals will be in full force and effect come Super Bowl Sunday. If your Super Bowl game plan involves alcohol, plan ahead for a safe ride home. Law enforcement agencies across Kent and King County will deploy additional officers this Super Bowl weekend to keep impaired drivers off the… Continue Reading »