Lynnwood, WA DUI Lawyer: Attorney Paul Hanson Nominated for Lawyers of Distinction 2024 (Click Here)

Lynnwood attorney Paul Hanson is pleased to be honored by a nomination to the Lawyers of Distinction 2024 by its Selection Committee. This nomination is based upon attorney Hanson’s achievements, ethical standards, peer recognition and legal success. Attorney Hanson has previously been nominated to the Lawyers of Distinction in past years.   Attorney Paul Hanson

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Lynnwood, WA DUI Lawyer: Best Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) Defense in Washington (Click Here)

Lynnwood Attorney Paul Hanson has been defending Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) criminal charges in Snohomish County and north King County courts for over 40 years. The best defense for these DWLS charges has been for the clients to reinstate their Washington driver licenses before their trial dates. Then attorney Hanson can almost always negotiate…

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Lynnwood, WA DUI Lawyer: Help Your Case Defense. Do Voluntary Community Service. (Click Here)

Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer Paul Hanson learned long ago that clients who voluntarily perform community service before sentencing usually get reduced charges from prosecutors and lighter sentences from judges. Consequently, attorney Hanson strongly encourages all his criminal defendant clients to perform at least 10 hours of voluntary community service in the city or town where…

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Lynnwood, WA DUI Lawyer: A DUI / Physical Control Affirmative Defense: Pulling Safely Off the Roadway Before Police Pursuit (click here)

Under Washington RCW 46.61.504 (2), an intoxicated driver, who pulls safely off the roadway before being pursued by police, has an affirmative defense both at trial and at the Dept. of Licensing license suspension administrative telephone hearing. No matter how intoxicated a driver is, and no matter how bad their driving, an intoxicated driver who pulls safely off the roadway, before…

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Lynnwood, WA DUI Lawyer: Unlawful Extended Detentions in Police Traffic Stops for DUI Investigations in Washington State (Click Here)

Many Washington State DUI arrests occur after a police stop for only a minor traffic infraction (speeding, failing to signal turn, improper lane change, etc.). After identifying the driver, and checking the driver license, vehicle registration, car insurance, and for arrest warrants, the driver must be released after issuance of the traffic ticket. Any further…

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Lynnwood, WA DUI Lawyer: Attorney Paul Hanson Honored With Highest Attorney Rating in 2024 (Click Here)

Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest lawyer rating service, has again awarded Lynnwood attorney Paul Hanson its highest lawyer rating for 2024. Its Peer Review Ratings section awarded attorney Hanson the 2024 AV-Preeminent Attorney rating. This highest rating is for both legal ability and ethical standards. Lynnwood attorney Paul Hanson has received this Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Attorney rating…

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Lynnwood, WA DUI Lawyer: Unlawful Police Traffic Stops Solely For Driving Outside Of The Lane (Click Here)

Criminal Defense Lawyers Many Washington DUI arrests begin with a police traffic stop solely for swerving outside the driver’s lane of travel. Washington police rely on RCW 46.61.140 (1), the Washington Unsafe Lane Travel statute, as their legal justification for making such traffic stops late at night of suspected drunk drivers. However RCW 46.61.140 (1)…

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Lynnwood, WA Criminal Lawyer: 2023 Martindale-Hubbell Award Received

Lynnwood attorney Paul Hanson has once again been honored with Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV-Preeminent” rating, its highest rating for lawyers in both legal ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell is a national lawyer rating organization which has rated practicing American lawyers for over 100 years. Attorney Hanson has received its annual “AV-Preeminent” rating award for the last 13…

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