DUI Limits for Alcohol and Marijuana

Washington State DUI laws set the legal limit for alcohol .08. This alcohol limit is based on nearly 100 years of medical research. Then about ten years ago as Washington State moved to legalize marijuana, the DUI laws were changed to add a legal limit for marijuana...

Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Estate planning, which is more than just a Will, is truly an act of love. Having your estate plan in place takes pressure off your grieving relatives if you are incapacitated or pass away. Deciding when to make your estate plan is more about your stage of life and...

In the news: Kitsap County DUI Breath Tests

Most DUI investigations end with law enforcement asking for an alcohol breath test at the police station. The breath test program in Washington State is strictly regulated because just being accused of DUI can have serious consequences, including being booked into...

DUI Last Night… Is My License Valid Today?

When a DUI arrest occurs in Washington State folks do NOT immediately lose their driver’s license. The key word is “immediately.” Many people face a license suspension starting 30 days after their DUI arrest, but doesn’t start right away. Confusion about the timing of...

Determining DUI Offense Level: Step Two

Determining DUI Offense Level: Step Two Folks who get a first offense DUI often face another DUI later in life. An old misdemeanor DUI will most likely count as a prior offense sentence enhancer if it’s within seven years of the new Washington State DUI. Sometimes...

Determining DUI Offense Level: Step One

Washington State DUI law sets mandatory minimum penalties for convictions. The law also sets sentencing enhancements, or higher penalties, when folks have other DUI’s within 7 years. To determine whether a misdemeanor DUI is a first, second or third offense you must...