Don’t Miss a DUI Deadline

Many initial DUI court appearances in Spokane County are being delayed due to Covid-19. Social distancing restrictions at the Spokane Courthouse have led to limits on the number of cases set on any given day. Historically, someone accused of driving under the...

Should I Do Roadside DUI Tests?

There’s a panic moment anytime you’re driving and see emergency lights directly behind you. If you get pulled over and the officer has any hint that you’ve been drinking or consuming drugs, even prescription medications, then there will be a DUI investigation. In...

One DUI Charge. Two Separate Cases

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge in Spokane or anywhere in Washington State will most likely lead to two separate cases: a criminal DUI charge in court and a completely separate Department of Licensing (DOL) administrative case. These truly are two separate...

Under the Limit AND Under Arrest for DUI?

DUI laws can be tricky when it comes to legal limits for marijuana and alcohol. Washington State law allows folks who are 21 and older to have a small amount of alcohol and/or marijuana in their blood and still legally drive. Obviously, drivers will have a problem if...

Driver gets DUI in a Tow Truck

Drivers arrested for DUI in Spokane, Washington often deal with their vehicle towed from the scene. Law enforcement often call a towing company to come get the vehicle unless the it’s parked in a safe location or unless someone like a friend or family member can...

Shorter Driver License Deadline for DUI’s

An arrest for DUI in Washington State gives rise to two separate cases: a criminal case in court and a completely separate Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) case. An arrest for DUI leads to both a mandatory court appearance the next business day and a...

DUI in a UTV… Yup!

You can get a DUI in Washington State driving almost anything. Most DUI’s occur when someone drives their car after consuming too much alcohol at a restaurant, bar or an event. Law enforcement often pulls them over for speeding or failing to use a turn signal and now...

DUI arrests during COVID-19

DUI procedures in Washington State have been altered by COVID-19 and it’s led to some folks making a big mistake! Most DUI arrests lead to two separate cases – one in the courtroom and one with the Department of Licensing (DOL). Court hearings throughout the state,...

Vacating a DUI Amendment

Actual DUI convictions in Washington State cannot be vacated. Remember a conviction is the final court resolution. So if you were accused of DUI, but the final court resolution was an amendment to something like Reckless Driving or Negligent Driving, then you may be...

Can you vacate a DUI conviction?

If you’ve been convicted of DUI or Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs in Washington State, then that conviction cannot be vacated. However, old cases that began as a DUI or Physical Control can sometimes be vacated...