Have you been offered a Severance Agreement?

Severance Agreements are sometimes offered when an employee is leaving their job. These are contracts outlining the employee and employer’s rights and responsibilities at the end of an employment relationship. They will state the severance pay the employee will...

Are Baby DUI’s and Adult DUI’s the Same?

Baby DUI refers to the criminal charge of Driver Under Twenty-one Consuming Alcohol or Marijuana. This is a different charge from an adult DUI and the consequences can be different, too. Those facing a Baby DUI still have to fight two separate cases: a court case and...

Power of Attorney: Do I Need One?

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that allows someone you designate to act on your behalf. These should be part of every adult’s estate plan. A POA can help reduce stress when unforeseen problems pop up. For individuals, there are two main types of POA’s: a...

DUI’s and Legal Limits for Alcohol

Washington State DUI law sets the legal limit for alcohol at .08 if you’re 21 or older. There is talk in Olympia about lowering this limit. Setting a legal limit implies drivers can legally drive with some amount of alcohol in their body, but it can be confusing....

Determining DUI Offense Level: Step Two

Folks accused of one DUI often face another later in life. An old DUI arrest within the past seven years will most likely count as a prior offense sentence enhancer, but you must analyze both the date and court resolution to be sure. In a prior blog post we addressed...

Determining DUI Offense Level: Step One

Washington State DUI laws set mandatory minimum penalties for convictions, including higher penalties if there are priors within 7 years. To determine whether a misdemeanor DUI is a first, second or third offense you must look at the dates of other DUI arrests, dates...