DUI Sentencing

Washington DUI Stats Preventing motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a daunting challenge for state law enforcement. DUI fatalities in Washington State reached a six-year high in 2015, with 258. This is despite Washington ranking among the toughest states on driving under the influence (DUI), according to a 2017 study […]


Injured by a Drunk Driver

What if I am injured by a drunk driver? If you are struck by a drunk driver in Washington State, your odds of being killed or seriously injured are higher than in any other type of auto collision. There were 6,033 accidents attributed to the influence of alcohol and drugs in 2015, according to data […]


Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer?

Washington Breathalyzer Test Police lights flashing in your rearview mirror can create anxiety. If the stop is because an officer suspects you are operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, anxiety might increase. Will you be thinking clearly enough to handle the situation if you asked to take a preliminary breath test […]


Can Police Search My Car?

Can the Cops search my car? In Washington, police cannot search a car without a search warrant. A warrant must be obtained from a court, and police must carry out the search within a certain designated time frame. In 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that police must obtain a search warrant in order […]