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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.  

Distracted Driving Emphasis Patrols to Start This Weekend

By Paul | June 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Distracted Driving Emphasis Patrols to Start This Weekend

The WSP will be conducting a distracted driving emphasis patrol this weekend beginning tomorrow, June 21, 2019. Personal electronic device includes laptop, tablets, gaming devices, as well as cell phones. A driver is only allowed the minimal use of a single finger swipe or tap to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function on the device.…

Everett Police to use Body Cameras

By Paul | June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Everett Police to use Body Cameras

The Everett Police Department is starting to equip its officers with police body cameras. Ten of its 206 officers will initially wear the body cameras. It will be the second police agency in Snohomish County to equip its officers with body cameras. Lynnwood / Everett criminal defense lawyer Paul Hanson obtains police body camera video…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Appearing in Court With Your Lawyer

By Paul | March 11, 2019 | Comments Off on The Do’s and Don’ts of Appearing in Court With Your Lawyer

Going into the courtroom can be intimidating. However with a little preparation, it doesn’t have to be. Following these simple do’s and don’ts can help put your best foot forward and show your respect for the Judge and the law. It will help your case. Here are some tips for appearing in court with your…

Proposed 2019 Law to Increase $ Fines for Distracted Drivers in Washington School Zones

By Paul | February 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Proposed 2019 Law to Increase $ Fines for Distracted Drivers in Washington School Zones

If a bill is approved in the 2019 Legislative session, first time offenders of the state’s distracted driving law would face even higher penalties if they are caught in school zones. If House Bill 1256 survives the legislative session, first time distracted driving offenders would face higher penalties if they are pulled over in certain…

Trooper Answers Speeding Ticket Questions

By Paul | January 31, 2019 | Comments Off on 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.

Utah adopts new DUI 0.05% legal limit

By Paul | December 27, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

New Deadlines for Washington Dept. of Licensing DUI License Suspension Telephone Hearings

By Paul | December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on New Deadlines for Washington Dept. of Licensing DUI License Suspension Telephone Hearings

Effective January 1, 2019, those arrested for DUI whose breath / blood alcohol test levels are over 0.08% will have only 7 days to request a Department of Licensing license suspension telephone hearing. Formerly it was 20 days. And the DOL license suspension telephone hearings will be scheduled within 30 days of the arrest. Formerly…

Holiday DUI Patrols in Snohomish County

By Paul | November 19, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

Individual Deferred Prosecution Results

By Paul | November 8, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…