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What to Expect From a Washington DUI Conviction

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.

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Can I Expunge a Washington DUI

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.

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Understanding A Washington Marijuana DUI

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.

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5 Important Things to Remember If You Are Facing a DUI Charge

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.

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5 Major Consequences of A DUI In Washington State

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.

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Can the Judge Waive My Criminal Fines and Fees?

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.

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Can I Change Public Defenders?

Our advise? Hire the attorney of your choice as early as possible

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State v. Neiler: Prosecutor Obligations in Exceptional Sentence Deals

Reading the Fine Print in Plea Deals: Prosecutor Obligations For Plea Deals With Exceptional Sentences By: Vancouver WA criminal defense & personal injury attorney Roger Priest When a criminal defendant and a prosecutor reach a plea deal, what can the prosecutor argue at sentencing? Because plea deals are like contracts, they bind the parties to […]

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I’ll See you in Court (maybe)! – State v. Thurlby

Voluntary Absence From Trial & The Right To Be Present By: Vancouver WA criminal defense & personal injury attorney Roger Priest  Who says ‘The show must go on’? At least in Washington courts, an absent defendant can be tried and convicted.  This week in State v. Thurlby No. 91220-3, the Supreme Court of Washington decided […]

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Search Warrants in Child Pornography Cases

The Court considered whether a search warrant in a child pornography case was specific enough

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