Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sometimes Tough to Define

When it comes to driving under the influence charges, it is common for an accused to be shocked that they are facing a possible DUI conviction. After all, many feel fine to drive and may have only consumed what they believed was an amount of alcohol (or marijuana and/or other drugs) that would not put… Continue Reading »

Dangers Extend Beyond Just the Victim

Domestic violence 911 calls are generally deemed dangerous for not only the alleged victim, but also the law enforcement officers that respond to the call. What is less understood, however, is that these same calls also can sometimes be equally dangerous for the one allegedly doing the abuse/ violence.  Case in point – an emergency… Continue Reading »

New Instrument, New Issues

Roughly 5 years ago Washington State started replacing their outdated breath test instruments with the German made Draeger-AlcoTest 9510. The instrument analyzes a person’s breath to estimate the alcohol level in a person’s blood. As is well know by now, anyone in Washington State who blows a .08 or above within two hours of driving… Continue Reading »

It can Happen to Just About Anyone

  While it is true that anyone can get a DUI after consuming too much alcohol, smoking too much pot or even taking prescription medication that affects their ability to operate a motor vehicle, there are some instances that just seem to be right out of the annals of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Case… Continue Reading »

A Curtilage Search

Curtilage is defined as – an area of land attached to a house and forming one enclosure with it. So, does a person potentially have greater privacy rights protecting areas that are not necessarily inside the home but is – for all intents and purposes – connected to it? The US Supreme Court says yes… Continue Reading »