Washington State is the only state in the country that allows you to get your DUI dismissed after 5 years through a Deferred Prosecution (DP) option. If you are eligible, and fully comply with all requirements, you can avoid all DUI jail time, license suspensions, and a criminal record. Your DUI will be completely dismissed…

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Police throughout Washington started extra DUI emphasis patrols this summer to stop suspected drunk drivers on the roadways. The Washington State Patrol warns all drivers to drive sober throughout the summer season or face DUI arrest. Please call Lynnwood DUI lawyer Paul Hanson for a free DUI consultation (telephone or office visit). Call 425-778-7339

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Many DUI / Physical Control clients (and even some DUI lawyers) are unaware that there is an unusual defense under Washington law for certain types of DUI / Physical Control cases. Under RCW 46.61.504 (2), an intoxicated driver, who pulls safely off the roadway before being pursued by police, has a defense at trial and…

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Here is the letter I recently sent to all my clients: Dear Client, Just wanted to let you know that I am still open for business and working my normal 8:00 am – 6:00 pm days, Monday through Friday. Legal counsel is an essential business under Governor Inslee’s March 23, 2020 statewide “Stay Home, Stay…

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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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