Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) Now Trying Twice to Suspend DUI Driver Licenses (click here)

By Paul | April 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) Now Trying Twice to Suspend DUI Driver Licenses (click here)

In Washington DUI arrests involving alcohol, there are always two (2) separate cases. A court DUI criminal case. And a Department of Licensing (DOL) administrative license suspension civil case. The DOL case occurs when the DUI driver either refuses the police breath alcohol test or blows over the 0.08% legal limit for alcohol. This DOL…

DUI Emphasis Patrols in Snohomish County (click here)

By Paul | March 12, 2021 | Comments Off on DUI Emphasis Patrols in Snohomish County (click here)

This weekend, Snohomish County law enforcement agencies throughout the county will conduct DUI emphasis patrols. These will be from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM on both Friday and Saturday nights. Police officers from the Washington State Patrol, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and Police Departments from Edmonds, Marysville, & Mountlake Terrace will be doing high visibility…

Know Your Rights When Stopped for DUI – Click Here

By Paul | February 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Know Your Rights When Stopped for DUI – Click Here

Every driver should know their constitutional rights when being pulled over, questioned, and / or arrested by police for DUI in Washington State. First, stay calm. Don’t run, resist, or obstruct the officers. This can lead to additional charges. Do not give false documents or information. Keep your hands where the police can see them…

New Years Eve DUI Emphasis Patrol (click here)

By Paul | December 29, 2020 |

Police throughout Washington started extra DUI emphasis patrols to stop suspected drunk drivers on the roadways. The Washington State Patrol warns all drivers to drive sober throughout the holiday season or face DUI arrest.

An Unlawful DUI Traffic Stop Case (click here)

By Paul | December 28, 2020 |

Lynnwood DUI attorney Paul Hanson recently won a DUI client’s Department of Licensing (DOL) driver license suspension telephone hearing on the grounds that the police traffic stop was unlawful. The arresting Snohomish County deputy sheriff received a tip from a passing motorist that the client was earlier seen driving “all over the road” on SR…

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, 2021 statewide “Stay Home, Stay…