Long Delays in DUI Case Filings in Snohomish County and King County District Court (click to read)

By Paul | November 5, 2020 |

Washington State Patrol trooper and county sheriff deputy DUI cases aren’t being filed in the Snohomish County District Court and King County District Court until 2 to 6 months or more after their DUI arrests.  And all police DUI cases involving search warrant blood alcohol / drug tests are now often not filed for over…

Is a DUI Deferred Prosecution right for you? (click to read)

By Paul | July 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Is a DUI Deferred Prosecution right for you? (click to read)

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…

DUI Emphasis Patrols this summer (click to read)

By Paul | July 7, 2020 | Comments Off on DUI Emphasis Patrols this summer (click to read)

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

An Unusual DUI / Physical Control Defense – Pulling Safely Off the Roadway Before Police Pursuit (click here)

By Paul | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on An Unusual DUI / Physical Control Defense – Pulling Safely Off the Roadway Before Police Pursuit (click here)

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…

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…