My New Law Office Safety Procedures During COVID-19 (click to read)

By Paul | April 21, 2020 | Comments Off on My New Law Office Safety Procedures During COVID-19 (click to read)

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…

Corona Virus Update – Telephone Appointments Available (click to read)

By Paul | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Corona Virus Update – Telephone Appointments Available (click to read)

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 can still drop…

New Motorcycle Permits and Endorsement Requirements + Higher $ Penalty (effective 01/01/2020)

By Paul | January 9, 2020 | Comments Off on New Motorcycle Permits and Endorsement Requirements + Higher $ Penalty (effective 01/01/2020)

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…

Marijuana and the Law: What you can (and cannot) legally do

By Paul | December 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Marijuana and the Law: What you can (and cannot) legally do

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…

HOV Traffic Ticket Penalties Increased

By Paul | December 16, 2019 | Comments Off on HOV Traffic Ticket Penalties Increased

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.

Ignition Interlock Device Information

By Paul | December 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Ignition Interlock Device Information

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…

Police Holiday DUI Emphasis Patrols Have Started

By Paul | December 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Police Holiday DUI Emphasis Patrols Have Started

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…

Vacation of Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions

By Paul | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Vacation of Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions

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…

Auto Insurance Now Required for Motorcycles

By Paul | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Auto Insurance Now Required for Motorcycles

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.

No “Dummy” Passengers in HOV Lanes

By Paul | July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on No “Dummy” Passengers in HOV Lanes

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.