Archive for April 2017
Differences Between Felonies and Misdemeanor Crimes in Washington State
All crimes in Washington are enumerated in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). The codes outline what a crime entails and presents sentencing guidelines for the appropriate punishment. Washington crimes are split into two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are considered less serious offenses, and can be divided into “Simple” and “Gross” categories. Felonies are subcategorized…Read More
How to Challenge Field Sobriety Tests (FST) in Court
The state must prove you operated a vehicle with a blood-alcohol-content (BAC) higher than .08 to convict you of driving under the influence (DUI) in Washington. A wide variety of tests can be administered by law enforcement on the field, but what is not often known is that many of the tests are not approved…Read More
What is a Mandatory Alcohol Assessment?
After a DUI conviction, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or state DUI criminal court can order you to attend alcohol education and treatment programs if you are classified as a DUI offender. These programs are officially known as Mandatory Alcohol Assessment Programs. You may have heard of the assessments referred to as “Drunk Driving Education”…Read More