Archive for the ‘Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys in Lynnwood, WA’ Category

Snohomish County DUI Case Won

January 16th, 2018 No comments

Recently I won a hard fought DUI trial in the Snohomish County District Court (Everett Division).

My client had become sleepy on his way home at night to Mill Creek after consuming several drinks earlier in Monroe. So he pulled safely of the roadway, parked his car, turned off the engine, and went fast asleep in the driver’s seat with the keys still in the ignition.

About three hours later, a passing sheriff’s deputy noticed the parked car, checked it out, and woke up my sleeping client. He then admitted to drinking earlier and failed the police sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with DUI.

At trial, I argued successfully that this was really a Physical Control While Under the Influence case, and not a DUI, since there had been no driving for 3 hours. And that the RCW 46.61.504 (2) Physical Control defense of pulling safely off the roadway before being pursued by police, fully applied here. The Judge agreed and found the client Not Guilty of DUI.

Once again, this case shows how important it is to safely pull off the roadway and park whenever a driver starts to feel too intoxicated to drive safely.

Lynnwood DUI Lawyer Paul Hanson Wins DUI case in Snohomish County


Expunging Old Criminal Records

December 22nd, 2015 No comments

Proposed Legislature in the upcoming January 2016 Washington Legislature session will include making it easier to clear old criminal records for misdemeanor convictions and creating sanctions for private internet companies who obtain official criminal record databases but never later remove court vacated convictions and dismissals.

Contact Lynnwood Shoreline criminal defense lawyer Paul Hanson for more information.

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Criminal Charges – New 2016 Proposed Legislation

December 8th, 2015 No comments

There will be several criminal legislative proposals in the upcoming January 2016 Washington Legislative session. Some of these are increasing eligibility for the residential drug offender treatment programs, decriminalizing minor driving without license offenses, and abolishing the death penalty.

Contact Lynnwood / Shoreline criminal defense attorney Paul Hanson for more information.  

Lynnwood DUI Attorney Paul Hanson

Lynnwood DUI Attorney Paul Hanson

Criminal Charges – For the Non US Citizen

December 1st, 2015 No comments

Even a simple Theft 3° shoplifting conviction can have serious immigration consequences for a non US citizen. Same for a DUI conviction. Strangely, under current immigration law, these misdemeanor offenses can even have more harmful immigration consequences than more serious felony offenses, such as burglary, possession of stolen property or even robbery! So non citizens especially need a good, experienced criminal defense attorney who truly understands the serious immigration consequences. Lynnwood / Shoreline attorney Paul Hanson works closely with local immigration lawyers in all his non US citizen criminal cases. 


Lynnwood Criminal Defense Attorney, Paul Hanson