Family Car Doctrine

Parents often wonder whether they will be liable for any injuries resulting from their children crashing their vehicle.  Unfortunately, in Washington, the answer is yes in most situations.  A parent can be held liable for injury or damages caused by…

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Changes in Reckless Driving Sentencing

In an effort to increase accountability of those who drive impaired, Washington has amended the penalties for such offenses, effective August 1, 2012. In particular, the amended penalties will apply to drivers who are convicted of negligent driving in the…

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Washington DUI Hearing Fees Increase

Increase in Fees for Washington DOL Hearing Requests Following DUI Arrests On October 1, 2012, the fee for a Department of Licensing (DOL) hearing request is set to increase from $200 to $375. Under the Washington DUI laws, all drivers…

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Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving Summer is quickly approaching, and with school out that means more and more teens will be out driving. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day have been dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens to be…

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