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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.  

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

  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…