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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 […]

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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 […]

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Capital Punishment in Washington

What is Capital Punishment in Washington? Eight men sit on death row in Washington. None are scheduled to be executed, and it’s possible they never will be. In 2014, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued a moratorium on executions while he is in office. This decree does not change the sentence for the men facing execution, […]