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Do I Need A DUI Attorney For a First Offense

When you’re pulled over for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) for the first time, it can be a scary and stressful experience. The consequences of such an offense can range from a simple fine to jail time, depending on the severity of the offense and the jurisdiction in which it occurred. You might be […]

How Much Does An Expungement Lawyer Cost? Criminal Defense Law

How Much Does An Expungement Lawyer Cost?

Have you ever been in a situation where a past conviction or arrest record is holding you back from landing a dream job, securing a loan, or applying for a professional license? If yes, then getting your criminal record expunged could be the best decision you’ll ever make. Expungement is a legal process that allows […]

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Should You Get A Lawyer For A DUI?

Let’s say you find yourself in a situation where you’re facing a DUI charge. “DUI” stands for “driving under the influence,” and it’s a serious offense that can lead to severe consequences, even on the first offense. It’s common for someone in this situation to wonder whether it’s necessary to hire an attorney to fight […]

How much does a DUI attorney cost in Washington? DUI

How Much Does A DUI Attorney Cost In Washington?

If you or a loved one has been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Washington, you’re probably grappling with a mix of fear, confusion, and uncertainty. One of the questions likely floating around your mind is, “How much will a DUI attorney cost?” In this post, we’ll take a journey through the costs […]

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Can You Fight A DUI In Washington State?

Driving under the influence, commonly referred to as DUI, is a serious offense in Washington State. However, if you’ve been charged with a DUI, it doesn’t mean that you’re automatically guilty. In fact, there are numerous ways to fight a DUI charge in Washington state, and it’s well within your rights to do so. So, […]

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DUI VS DWI In Washington State

Washington State has one of the most stringent laws when it comes to intoxicated driving, and it is crucial for you as a resident or visitor to understand the differences between Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired (DWI). According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, there were nearly 9,000 DUI arrests in […]

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Should You Hire A Defense Lawyer?

When you find yourself looking at the stark walls of a courtroom, the stress and anxiety can be overwhelming. According to the United States Department of Justice, about 95% of people facing a criminal charge in federal court were represented by a defense lawyer in 2019. The decision you make when choosing your representation can […]

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Is A Criminal Lawyer Worth It?

If you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself faced with criminal charges, one of the first questions you may ask is, “is hiring a criminal lawyer worth it?” According to recent data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 95% of all criminal cases in the United States are resolved with a plea […]

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Why You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being charged with a crime such as assault, robbery or a DUI can lead to overwhelming consequences. Life after an arrest is uncertain and stressful. Criminal charges may come with severe penalties including jail time and the loss of your current and future employment prospects. If you are convicted, the charge might become a permanent […]

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Gun Rights Restoration: Washington House Bill 1562

If you like to stay up-to-date with gun laws, you may have heard whispers about the Washington House Bill 1562. This is a bill that took effect July 23, 2023. Governor Inslee was responsible for signing the House Bill 1562 into law in May of this year. This bill changes a lot of the details […]

What Is The Difference Between Criminal Lawyer And Criminal Defense Lawyer News

What Is The Difference Between Criminal Lawyer And Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you’ve been reading up on legal defense, you might have noticed that the terms criminal lawyer and criminal defense lawyer are used interchangeably a lot of the time. To say that they are exactly the same isn’t quite true, though.  While “criminal lawyer” is a general term for an attorney that works on a […]

How do I know if I need a criminal attorney Uncategorized

How do I know if I need a criminal attorney?

Do I need a criminal attorney? Chances are if you are asking yourself this question, then the answer is a resounding “YES.”  Sure, people have thought they might need a criminal attorney when they in fact did not.  However, far more people have mistakenly thought that they did not need a criminal attorney when they […]

What does a criminal defense lawyer do? Uncategorized

What does a criminal defense lawyer do?

If you are like most people, television has probably given you an unrealistic idea of what a criminal defense lawyer does.  A real criminal defense lawyer’s day is not typically filled with pounding on tables, giving Oscar-winning speeches to full courtrooms, or performing miracles.   Like many jobs, a criminal defense attorney’s job is 99% unglamorous […]

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How an Expert DUI Attorney Improves Your Chances of a Positive Outcome

If you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWI, employing an expert attorney in DUI law can mean the difference between years in jail and thousands of dollars in fine or being able to continue with your everyday life. Regardless of the level of DUI charge, working to clear your offense will affect your life […]

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What is a Department of Licensing DUI hearing?

Hi, my name is Roger Priest with VanWa Legal PLLC and I’m a local DUI attorney in Vancouver, Washington.  Today I want to clear up an issue that often confuses my clients, which is what is an Administrative DOL hearing regarding my DUI. If you’ve ever been charged with a DUI, you were likely handed […]

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