SB 5037 Makes 4th DUI a Felony in Washington State

Senate Bill 5037 was signed into law in May of last year as part of a four-year campaign to strengthen Washington’s DUI laws. Under the new law — effective July 2017 — a 4th DUI or Physical Control (PC) conviction within a 10 year period will be charged as a felony. The new law also […]

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House Bill 1614 Strengthens Washington’s DUI Laws

The Washington State Legislature was busy in 2017 — creating new laws and amending existing ones with the goal of strengthening the laws surrounding DUI offenses. The passing of House Bill 1614 resulted in changes to several areas of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) concerning vacating criminal records, mandatory arrest, Ignition Interlock requirements and […]

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I would definitely recommend Phil!

I hired Phil Weinberg to help with a domestic violence case and a subsequent 5 year no contact order (which was successfully lifted in just 30 days after placement). He was always prompt, responded in a timely manner and sometimes even late into the night – whatever worked for your schedule. Definitely a client advocate […]

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Kirkland Assault / DV Reduced

With the prosecutor’s permission, Evergreen Criminal Defense was able to obtain a copy of the victim’s statement and get the charge reduced from Assault 4 DV to Disorderly Conduct with no DV label. His client completed 1 day of alcohol & drug information school and 2 days of Anger Management. All No-Contact Orders (NCO) were […]

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Snohomish County Drug Charges Reduced

A client was potentially facing 7 years of prison time after being caught in a hotel with a large quantity of heroin and a firearm. Phil negotiated a deal that reduced prison time to only one year and completely avoided any weapon enhancement sentencing add-on.

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Bellevue Assault / DV Charges Avoided

After being attacked by her husband, the City of Bellevue was going to wrongly file Assault 4 DV charges against Phil’s client. Even though the Bellevue detective did not believe that the woman was in fact the victim, Phil was able to work with the prosecutor and present evidence showing her innocence. The prosecutor decided […]

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King County Assault / DV Dismissed

Phil’s client (here on a student visa) was facing Assault 2 DV charges with strangulation sentencing – possibly leading to permanent expulsion from his school and deportation from the US. Careful negotiation with King County prosecutors led to the dismissal of all charges. He was also able to work with a New York City immigration […]

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