Can I travel to Canada after being convicted of DUI? Bottom line: It’s getting tougher… See: “Harsher Penalties for DUIs: How to Travel with a Conviction,” https://ncdd.com/harsher-penalties-for-duis-how-to-travel-with-a-conviction/. That excellent article or blog explains how “Bill C-46 & Its Significant Impact on Canadian Admissibility,” stating: “Bill C-46 amends the Canadian Criminal Code to create harsher consequences […]
Holiday DUI Blues?
Arrested for DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs)? Don’t panic – get help. We understand you’re worried about jail, loss of driver’s license, employment, your car, your reputation and burdensome obligations. You should have an independent test done of your blood ASAP and contact an experienced Washington State DUI defense attorney right […]
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 […]
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 […]
Washington Traffic Safety Commission Announces Increased E-DUI Patrols in April
The term “E-DUI” is a relatively new one in Washington State. In July 2017 a law was passed to address a growing problem on our roads — driving while under the influence of electronics. Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from holding their phones or using them to watch videos at any time while […]
Traveling to Canada? Here’s why a DUI conviction could complicate your next trip.
If you’re planning on traveling to Canada — whether it be by car, plane, boat or train — a DUI conviction could interfere with your plans. That’s because the Canadian government sees those who have been convicted of a DUI as “criminally inadmissible” into the country. The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act is the Canadian […]
4/20: What You Need to Know About Washington DUI Law As April 20th Approaches
4/20 is an unofficial holiday celebrated annually by cannabis users across the US. The term “420” originated in 1971 and has been popularized over the years by several mainstream TV shows and movies. In 2017, Washington State saw an almost 80% increase in pot sales on April 20th when compared to April 1st – 19th […]
Mandatory Washington DUI Probation Violation Penalties
DUI sentencing courts impose a number of standard, and sometimes even case-specific, conditions upon a defendant upon a drunk driving conviction. Some are affirmative conditions (to pay fines, complete an alcohol/drug evaluation, participate in alcohol/drug treatment or mental health treatment when applicable, and attend DUI victims panel. Others are prohibitive, like don’t commit law violations, […]