Changes in Filing Deadline for DUI License Hearing Requests

Starting January 1, 2019 if you have been arrested for DUI you must request a DUI hearing within 7 days of the arrest to contest the administrative suspension of your driver’s license.   If you do not then your license will be suspended within 30 days of the arrest.   The deadline used to be 20 days.   Now that it is 7 days there is even less time to respond to the impact that a DUI can have on your privilege to drive,  and other severe consequences that a DUI can have on you.  If you have been arrested for a DUI […]

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Court Suppresses Evidence in Car Search

When someone is stopped for a DUI, the police officer will often look inside the vehicle for items such as six packs, bottles of alcohol or other evidence.  In the case of State of Washington vs. Froelich No.  48026 (filed 2/14/17)  the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II held that a vehicle impound and search was unlawful and upheld the trial court’s suppression of evidence and dismissal of the charge.  The ruling was based on the finding that there was an insufficient basis to impound the vehicle because the impounding officer did not give sufficient consideration to other alternatives. […]

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