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Trooper Answers Speeding Ticket Questions

http://   Trooper Johnna Batiste discusses when Troopers decide to stop or not stop cars for speeding.   For more information on speeding tickets call Lynnwood Traffic Lawyer Paul Hanson at (425) 778-7339.

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Utah adopts new DUI 0.05% legal limit

Recently Utah changed its DUI breath / blood alcohol legal limit from 0.08% to 0.05%, the lowest in the nation. There is a similar move in legislatures of Washington and other states to do likewise. So we may see bills introduced in the 2019 Washington legislative session to adopt the 0.05% legal limit. For more…

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Holiday DUI Patrols in Snohomish County

Starting November 21, 2018, Snohomish County law enforcement agencies throughout the county will begin special holiday season DUI patrols.  Police officers from the Washington State Patrol, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and Police Departments from Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Marysville, and Edmonds will join forces for these combined police DUI patrols.  These holiday DUI patrols will be…

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Individual Deferred Prosecution Results

I received this wonderful follow-up letter the other day from a former Deferred Prosecution client.    Good afternoon Mr. Hanson, Almost five years ago, you helped me turn an embarrassing DUI into the ultimate positive turning point of my life. I can now confidently say that it was the best thing that could happen to…

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Washington State Distracted Driving Law

Washington State’s tough distracted driving law went into effect in July 2017. The law makes it illegal to use a handheld device while driving, even while stopped at a traffic signal or stop sign. But users who have holders for the device on their dash, can use the device minimally to start or stop an…

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Seattle Municipal Court to Vacate Old Marijuana Possession Convictions

The Seattle Municipal Court will now vacate old misdemeanor marijuana convictions for possession of marijuana that were obtained before marijuana was legalized in Washington in December 2012. About 542 convictions between 1996 and 2010 could be affected. Contact Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer Paul Hanson for more information. Call (425) 778-7339

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Illegally Passing a School Bus

Washington drivers face a $430.00 traffic ticket if they illegally pass a school bus that has it’s red lights flashing on and stop-arm out.  So when is it OK, or not OK, to pass a stopped school bus with its red flashing lights on and stop-arm out?  If you are on a two lane road,…

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