Criminal Defense Lawyer The Governor’s recent Corona Virus statewide closure of all non-essential businesses does not affect my law firm. As a criminal defense firm, it comes under the exception created for Court related businesses. However, I am now doing all my appointments by telephone instead of in person. I’ll be working from home. Client’s…

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To get a motorcycle permit, drivers must now pass a basic knowledge and skills test. To get a motorcycle endorsement, drivers must pass an advanced knowledge and skills test. Driving a motorcycle without a valid motorcycle endorsement will now results in a total penalty of $386.00 (a $250.00 increase). Call Traffic Ticket Lawyer Paul Hanson…

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Initiative 502 legalized marijuana use for adults in December 2012. However there are still a number of restrictions, just as for liquor usage. It is important for you to be aware of the following laws: Age Limit – Only adults age 21 and older can purchase, possess, and use marijuana. Purchase Limits – Adults age…

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Effective September 1, 2019, HOV traffic ticket penalties will be increased. Each additional HOV ticket will have a higher $ penalty.   Call Lynnwood traffic ticket lawyer Paul Hanson for more information. Call (425) 778-7339.

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A breath alcohol Ignition Interlock (IID) is attached to the ignition of a vehicle to prevent it from being operated by a person who has recently been drinking alcohol. When properly installed and calibrated, the IID will prevent a drinking driver from starting a vehicle if the IID detects alcohol in the driver’s breath. An…

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On November 28, 2019, police departments throughout Washington started extra patrols to stop suspected drunk drivers on the roadways during the holiday season. The Washington State Patrol will be deploying its Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU) to central locations for use by all police agencies. This mobile police station on wheels has three DUI breath…

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Effective September 1, 2019, anyone with an old misdemeanor marijuana conviction may seek immediate vacation (removal) of the conviction in the court where it was entered. There is no statutory waiting period like for all other misdemeanor convictions. However the marijuana offence must have been committed when the defendant was over age 21. Call Lynnwood…

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Effective September 1, 2019, motorcycles must be insured just like automobiles and trucks in Washington State. The No Insurance ticket penalty is $550.00. Call Lynnwood traffic ticket lawyer Paul Hanson for ore information. Call (425) 778-7339.

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Starting on 7/28/2019, having a dummy passenger in a car driving in the HOV lane results in another $200.00 being added to the HOV ticket penalty. Call Lynnwood traffic ticket lawyer Paul Hanson for more information. Call (425) 778-7339.  

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The WSP will be conducting a distracted driving emphasis patrol this weekend beginning tomorrow, June 21, 2019. Personal electronic device includes laptop, tablets, gaming devices, as well as cell phones. A driver is only allowed the minimal use of a single finger swipe or tap to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function on the device.…

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