Physical Control of a Vehicle v. DUI

A charge of Physical Control of a Vehicle is closely related to a charge for DUI.  However, two significant differences exist - the element of actually driving the vehicle is absent from a Physical Control charge and the affirmative defense…

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Feds considering dropping the dui threshold

Federal authorities are considering recommendations that states lower the threshold presumption of alcohol impairment from .08 to .05. That's about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man. More than 100 countries have…

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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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