What are my rights? What are my obligations if I’m pulled over by the police for a DUI? Basically, What do I have to do and what don’t I have to do? It’s just a good question because it can be scary to deal with the police but the first right that you should always consider is your right to be quiet.
What should I be worried about if I get convicted of a DUI? What are the consequences? So, there’s a number of things that you need to keep in mind that will likely happen if you’re convicted of a DUI but there are basically five majors things to be keeping in mind.
Can I expunge a DUI? Expungement is the process of asking the court to withdraw a guilty finding and sentencing and allow you to wipe out or erase that conviction so no longer shows on your criminal history.
Marijuana DUIs in Washington, although not new, are becoming more common in Washington since marijuana was legalized in 2012. They are still far from as prevalent as alcohol related DUIs, but it pays to understand how they work so you can avoid arrest and prosecution.
As a DUI lawyer, I consult with a lot of people. Through the years, I’ve heard the same questions over and over. Because prospective clients often don’t know these keys concepts about a DUI case, I thought it would be helpful to write an article about the five most important things to keep in mind if you are ever facing a DUI investigation or case.
A DUI in Washington State is a very serious criminal offense that carries with it jail time, financial penalties and loss of driving privileges. Learn more about the 5 major consequences of a DUI.
Dealing With High Criminal Court Costs
By Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney Roger Priest
In the recent case of State v. Blazina, the Supreme Court of Washington considered whether legal financial obligations assessed against two criminal defendants were properly imposed. RCW 10.01.160(3) states that courts cannot order defendants to pay criminal court costs unless the defendant is or will be able to pay them. Courts are required to consider a defendant’s financial resources and the burden that payment of costs will impose on a defendant before they can be assessed. Read more
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