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DUI

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 […]

DUI

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 […]

Firearm Rights Restoration

Armed Self Defense Responsibilities in Washington State

The U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment allows Americans to own firearms, but each state and situation where you use the gun has different laws governing how you can use those guns. If you use your firearm for self-defense in Washington State, two key things must be true in order to avoid criminal prosecution. Is It Legal […]

Drug Possession, Crime and Charges

Washington State: Marijuana Possession Defense Just Got More Complicated

Hi, I’m Roger Priest with VanWa Legal PLLC, and I am a local DUI attorney in Vancouver, WA. Today I’m going to answer a question for you that I often receive from my clients, which is, “How long will my license be suspended for my DUI?” The question has many answers, so depending on

DUI

Should I take Field Sobriety Tests?

Hi, i’m attorney Roger Priest with Vanwa Legal PLLC.   I’m a local dui attorney in Vancouver, Washington, and today i’m going to answer a question for you that i often hear from potential clients and my clients   “Do i need to take field sobriety tests?,” or “should i take field sobriety tests?”   There […]

DUI

Will a DUI Result in a License Suspension?

  Hi, I’m Roger Priest with VanWa Legal PLLC I’m a local defense attorney here in Vancouver, Washington. Today I’m going to answer a question that I often receive from my DUI clients which is “Am I going to have my license suspended for my DUI and is there any way to avoid it?” The […]

DUI

How Long Will My License Be Suspended if I Get a DUI?

Hi, I’m Roger Priest with VanWa Legal PLLC, and I am a local DUI attorney in Vancouver, WA. Today I’m going to answer a question for you that I often receive from my clients, which is, “How long will my license be suspended for my DUI?” The question has many answers, so depending on

DUI

Should I Take a Breath Test When Charged With DUI?

  Hi I’m Roger Priest with VanWa Legal PLLC and I am a local criminal defense attorney in Vancouver Washington. Today I’m going to answer a question I often receive from potential clients who have been arrested for a dui and that is, “Should I take the breath test?” This question often comes after a […]

Criminal Defense Law

Why It’s Important to Have an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side

Hi, I’m Roger Priest with VanWa Legal PLLC, and I am a local DUI attorney in Vancouver, WA. Today I’m going to answer a question for you that I often receive from my clients, which is, “How long will my license be suspended for my DUI?” The question has many answers, so depending on

DUI

Should I do Deferred Prosecution on my DUI?

Hi, I’m Roger Priest and I’m a local DUI attorney with Van Wa Legal PLLC in Vancouver, Washington and today I’m going to answer a question that I often receive from potential and current DUI clients of mine: what is deferred prosecution and should I do deferred prosecution? deferred prosecution is a program in Washington […]

Drug Possession, Crime and Charges

Minor in Possession Charges: No Small Matter

If your child or loved one under 18 years old has been brought up on drug possession charges, the consequences can be long-lasting and alter the course of their lives. Taking your minor’s possession charges seriously upfront can determine how the rest of their life plays out. The first step is to hire a seasoned […]

Criminal Defense Law

What Defines Felony and Misdemeanor DUI in Washington State?

Driving Under The Influence (DUI) can be considered a misdemeanor or felony, depending on a few critical factors. In Washington State, the difference between the two varies from thousands of dollars in fines to even jail time. What Is Considered Misdemeanour DUI In Washington State? The majority of DUI cases in Washington State classify as […]

Law Explanations

How to Be Smart If You Are Stopped By Police

Your heart rate starts to spike as soon as your eyes spot the revolving red and blue lights in the rearview mirror. When a police officer stops you in a car or on foot, it can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, being prepared for an interaction with law enforcement ahead of time can help ensure […]

Domestic Violence

How Can I Drop a Domestic Violence No Contact Order?

Hi I’m Roger Priest with VanWa Legal PLLC and here in Vancouver, Washington where I practice criminal defense and dui defense, today I’d like to answer a question that I often receive from clients and prospective clients. Which is, how can I drop a domestic violence no contact order? Well, in Washington it pays to […]

Drug Possession, Crime and Charges

More About the Change in Drug Possession Law in Washington State

Drug possession is now handled differently in Washington State. Earlier this year Governor Jay Inslee signed into law declaring that drug possession was now a misdemeanor instead of a felony. This came after Washington’s Supreme Court struck down the previous drug possession law. If you are now convicted of drug possession, a top rated attorney […]

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