End Those Quotas

Washington citizens have always been skeptical that law enforcement agents in-and-around the state have traffic citation quotas; essentially, that their bosses mandate a certain number of citations each month and/or year. Well to combat that view (and to improve the perception of law enforcement integrity) the state Senate recently passed a bill to prevent traffic… Continue Reading »

Why the Crackdown??

A few recent incidents signify why the government is so hell-bent on continuing to crack down on DUI’s in Washington State. First, a Clark County Deputy Sheriff was hurt this past weekend after driving directly into the path of an intoxicated driver on northbound Interstate 5.  The Deputy’s intent was to stop the motorist from… Continue Reading »

THC Accident Numbers UP

Recently a new study by AAA came out that shows the number has doubled for positively tested THC drivers in Washington State involved in deadly crashes, which – of course – should be expected in light of the legalization of marijuana. In the five years before legalization, an average of 56 Washington drivers involved in… Continue Reading »

As the Law Turns

Last week a Bill was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives that will allow the Washington State Patrol (WSP) to destroy firearms they confiscate during criminal investigations.  This authority now aligns with the authority other Washington State law enforcement agencies have in in their arsenal (no pun intended).  The Bill now moves to… Continue Reading »

Early 2020 Stats

2020 has begun and there has been no shortage of DUI arrests since the beginning of the new year. New numbers released by the Washington State Patrol show that as of last week 200 drivers have been arrested for suspicion of DUI in just King, Pierce, and Thurston counties alone; and those numbers are only… Continue Reading »

The Good, The Bad, The IID

It is a well-known fact that in Washington State ignition interlock devices (IID) are required if a person is convicted for DUI. The amount of time an IID must be on a vehicle depends on whether the driver does (or does not) have a prior offense. For first time offenders, they must maintain an IID… Continue Reading »

Rules Are Made to be Followed

One of the cardinal rules in all criminal cases is that the parties must not ‘hide their cards’. In other words, there is a ‘discovery’ process … and each side must let the other side know their game plan. Prosecutors must disclose all evidence in their possession whether it is helpful to their case or… Continue Reading »

Signal Your Turn, Its the Law!

The Washington State Supreme Court has spoken – always use your turn signal to change lanes or make a turn. There are no exceptions, period. Failure to use your turn signal when required is a traffic infraction. Of course, the issue arose when someone was stopped and later cited for DUI. The driver had signaled… Continue Reading »

Chicanery A-Foot in Bellingham?

Can police officers abuse their authority? Well, at least one Bellingham man sure thinks so. He is electing to sue the City of Bellingham because two of its finest arrested him for confronting a meter maid about parking in a bike zone and impeding his ability to use the lane. The law suit was filed… Continue Reading »

Tragedy Strikes, Lesson Learned

Sadly a man in our Monroe, Washington prison facility recently died because of – essentially – incompetent governmental bureaucracy. A report signed by an Ombuds for the state Department of Corrections (“DOC”) outlined the tragedy. It indicated that the inmate died fifteen months after a cancerous lump was discovered on his breast – he unconscionably… Continue Reading »


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