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Do I Need SR 22 Insurance After a Washington DUI?

Posted on September 21, 2018 in DUI

SR-22 Insurance is often associated with license suspensions and higher premiums. What many people are not aware of are the many circumstances that require this insurance. You may have to obtain this type of coverage if it is discovered that you are uninsured after a…

Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer in Washington State?

Posted on May 31, 2018 in DUI

Many motorists have questions about their rights in drunk driving cases, and one of the most common inquiries is whether to refuse a BAC test. The issue is closely tied to Washington State law regarding implied consent, which applies to any person who operates a…

Is Deferred Prosecution an Option for My Washington DUI?

Posted on April 30, 2018 in criminal defense, DUI

Washington laws can be very harsh on individuals convicted of DUI. However, the state recognizes that certain offenders are also victims of drugs or alcohol addiction and allows some leeway when it comes to potential penalties and treatment alternatives. The state’s deferred prosecution law affords…

Top 10 Things You Should Know If You’re Arrested for DUI

Posted on December 29, 2017 in DUI

If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, you should contact an experienced Washington DUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield PLLC right away. You should also review these 10 facts you may not have…

What to do if You Are Pulled Over For a DUI in Washington

Posted on November 30, 2017 in DUI

It does not take much to get pulled over by the police in the Tacoma area under the suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. If it is late at night (or very early in the morning) or you are driving…

How Much Will a DUI Cost in Washington?

Posted on October 31, 2017 in DUI

When you are facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI) in Washington, you need to consider the true cost of NOT fighting back. It may seem easier to plead guilty or take a prosecutor’s offer for deferred prosecution. However, this could have a significant…

Interesting test of ability to drive on Marijuana

Posted on June 25, 2014 in DUI, Marijuana

Kiro has done an interesting video on Marijuana and DUI. Many people believe the legal limit for Marijuana is far too low; some of the driving in this test, performed by the news crew seems to suggest that might be true. Here’s a link to…

Tougher DUI Laws in Washington State

Posted on May 14, 2014 in DUI

Gov. Jay Inslee said the state was taking an important step in strengthening laws to protect people. “No law can bring these loved ones back,” said Inslee, who also was joined by lawmakers and law enforcement officials. “But we must move forward in preventing even…

Warrant requirement for Blood tests in DUI cases

Posted on April 30, 2014 in DUI

Tyler McNeely was pulled over late at night after a state trooper observed him driving erratically. When McNeely refused to take a Breathalyzer test, the officer drove him to a local hospital and ordered blood drawn for an alcohol test. The officer did not seek…