New DUI Laws: For Repeat Offenders, Ankle Bracelets and In-Home Breath Alcohol Tests

By Rob | July 25, 2013 | Comments Off on New DUI Laws: For Repeat Offenders, Ankle Bracelets and In-Home Breath Alcohol Tests

In September, 2013 new DUI laws will be going into effect for repeat DUI offenders in three counties and two cities. Such offenders can avoid jail time with 24/7 breath alcohol monitoring programs. Offenders could be given ankle bracelets that detect alcohol use from their sweat. Remote breath alcohol tests could be installed in their…

SCDC (South Division) Law Day 2013

By Rob | June 7, 2013 | Comments Off on SCDC (South Division) Law Day 2013

Two Guilty verdicts, seven Not Guilty verdicts and two hung juries were the outcomes of the mock trials held in SCDC South Division on June 7th as part of the court’s participation in the annual American Bar Association’s national LAW DAY celebrations. This year’s ABA national LAW DAY theme: “Realizing the Dream, Equality for All.”…

Law Day 2013

By Rob | May 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Law Day 2013

Attorney Paul Hanson is volunteering his services for the 27th time for the annual Law Day at the Snohomish County District Court (South Division). Over 700 fifth graders will be in attendance! The students will be involved in a 20 minute, very condensed, “criminal trial” to learn about the real criminal trials held in that…

Change of Address

By Rob | May 6, 2013 | Comments Off on Change of Address

If you have a pending court case, it is your responsibility to let the court and Department of Licensing know of your new address. You will be mailed several different forms and notices throughout your case, and failure to respond in a timely manner could harm your case.   HERE is a link to Snohomish County…

Suspended Driver License Information

By Rob | April 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Suspended Driver License Information

If you think your license is suspended or revoked for, you may contact Washington State Department of Licensing at their website: to find out your license status. If your license is currently suspended or revoked then go to the DOL website (Click here) to get personalized instructions for what you need to do to reinstate your Washington driver license. Please…

Attorney Hanson's 30th Anniversary

By Rob | March 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Attorney Hanson's 30th Anniversary

Attorney Paul Hanson is proud to be celebrating his 30th year in practice this month. Paul started his career as the Lynnwood City Prosecutor on March 3, 1983. In 1987 he began his private practice as a Criminal Defense attorney and has been representing clients in their DUI, Misdemeanor Criminal Charges, Traffic Tickets, Driver License…

Possible New Marijuana related laws?

By Rob | February 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Possible New Marijuana related laws?

Two marijuana related bills are now pending in the Washington Legislature. One would let people have their old misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions vacated / expunged off their criminal records. The other would block police from arresting medical marijuana patients. Both bills are a Legislative follow in response to Initiative 502 (Marijuana Legalization Initiative) which became…

Marijuana DUI Information

By Rob | February 12, 2013 | Comments Off on Marijuana DUI Information

This interesting video on Kiro News 7 shows that most drivers wont even feel affected when they go over the new marijuana THC legal limit of 5 nanograms when driving. Marijuana users have to be very very careful when driving. You cant just go by whether or not you feel high. You will usually be…

DUI Deferred Prosecution Information

By Rob | February 4, 2013 | Comments Off on DUI Deferred Prosecution Information

The Snohomish County District Court must receive all Defendants’ Petitions for Deferred Prosecutions at least seven days before their Trial Readiness Hearing date(s). The probation departments of each court division will then carefully review each Petition for Deferred Prosecution to check if the Defendant has completed at least 36 hours of Phase I Intensive Outpatient…

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By Rob | January 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Like us on Facebook!

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