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Jul 30

Harlan Law Staff

For most people, driving drunk is the only way they think about DUIs. However, especially with the recent legalization of marijuana in Washington, drug DUIs are becoming increasingly more common. A person can be DUI if their driving is affected by alcohol, drugs, or some combination of the two. For marijuana, a person can be under the influence, or have their blood show that they're over the legal limit for THC in the system. It can be a complicated area where a person might be committing the offense and not even know it. read more

Jul 24

Harlan Law Staff

Commercial drivers generally require a valid CDL to earn a living. In short, a DUI may cause a commercial driver to lose their ability to drive a commercial vehicle altogether for at least one year, and out of state drivers will lose their ability to drive altogether for the duration of their suspension. For many, the loss of their ability to drive will have a severe impact on their abilities to work and make a living. read more

Jul 17

Harlan Law Staff

A DUI can have a significant effect on a person's license. For DUIs prosecuted in Washington, the effects can be even greater for drivers who a license from a different state. In short, out of state drivers will lose their ability to drive altogether for the duration of their suspension. For many, the loss of their ability to drive will have a severe impact on their abilities to work and make a living. read more

Jul 02

Harlan Law Staff

Many people who have been cited for DUI have no criminal history, and want to "keep it off their record." Short of getting the case dismissed altogether, or getting a Not Guilty verdict at trial, deferred prosecution is probably the best way to accomplish this goal. However, a deferred prosecution should not be entered into lightly. In short, it is a two-year intensive out-patient treatment plan, followed by three years of good behavior before the case may be dismissed. It is an expensive and time consuming process. Perhaps most important, a deferred prosecution can be used only once in a lifetime. Accordingly, it is a good idea to fight the charges all the way, and use a deferred prosecution only if it appears you will be convicted at trial. read more