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Minors and False Confessions

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Jan 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

When an individual under the age of 18 has been apprehended for allegedly committing a crime, their whole future is at stake. Depending on the nature of the crime, a conviction can create limitations that stifle their eligibility for government aid and hinder potential job prospects. If charged a...

When Officers Break the Law

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Dec 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement exists to govern the people in their community by efficiently maintaining public order and safety. As enforcers of the law, it is expected that they abide by these rules themselves. However, sometimes that isn't the case. Since the birth of the institution known as the police forc...

Local Law Enforcement Begins New Campaign in Bars

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Dec 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the holiday season approaches and millions of people begin to travel, Washington law enforcement is making preparations to double DUI patrols to keep roadways safe. And in the wake of an alarming new study, state police departments are endeavoring out to places they wouldn't usually go to decr...

Driving on a Suspended License

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Nov 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are charged and convicted of driving under the influence, there are many secondary consequences that you might face in addition to the traditional penalties under the law, like increased car insurance costs, the costs of an interlock device, or driving with a suspended license. If you make...

Halloween and DUI Risks

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Nov 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Halloween is generally a night of fun for kids and their families. It is a time when kids stay out after dark and try to collect as much candy as possible. Unfortunately, Halloween can be dangerous, especially when people are drinking and driving around children. Drunk Driver Hit Trick-or-Treate...

Can You Get a DUI While Sleeping?

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Oct 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

After an evening of drinking, you may decide to curl up in the back seat of your car and go to sleep instead of risking a DUI charge. It is not possible to get a drinking and driving charge if you are not actually driving, right? Unfortunately, sleeping in your car can carry the same charges as a...

How Drinking and Driving Can End Your CDL Career

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Oct 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you make your living from driving, a DUI conviction will be more than just an inconvenience, expense, and embarrassment on your record. A DUI could be the end of your career. If you are the holder of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), it is essential that you understand how a DUI conviction ...

Police Officers Cover Up Drunk Driving Incident

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Sep 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most police officers take their responsibility to get DUI drivers off the road very seriously. Sometimes, though, there are law enforcement officers that may ignore someone's drinking and driving offense. In those situations, the officers will face their own legal troubles once authorities discov...

Unforeseen DUI Damages: Starting a Forest Fire

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Sep 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are caught driving under the influence, you could face more than just a standard DUI charge and the consequences that come with a DUI conviction. Additional charges on top of a DUI conviction are common, especially since drivers arrested for driving under the influence often cause a lot of...

Can You Expunge a DUI Conviction?

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Sep 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A drunk driving conviction can have serious consequences that can affect a person's life for years, sometimes even limiting career and personal opportunities. In certain circumstances, individuals with a DUI conviction can have their criminal record permanently erased with a procedure called an e...

BACtrack Skyn: Wearable BAC tracker

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Sep 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Knowing when you are more than “just buzzed” and cannot safely drive a car can be hard. Most Americans do not know what a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 feels like and it gets them into trouble. In 2014, more than 1.1 million drivers were arrested in the United States for driving under the in...

How DUI Drivers can Draw Police Attention

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Sep 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Intoxicated drivers make poor decisions. Often, these decisions catch police officers' attention and leave the drivers vulnerable to arrest on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Washington. Washington drivers are not the only ones making mistakes; they are many intoxicated drivers acro...

What You Need to Know About Field Sobriety Tests

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Aug 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are pulled over and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), the arresting police officer must first have reasonable suspicion that a crime was taking place. Any traffic violation, like speeding or a broken taillight, is enough for an officer to pull you over for the purpose of a li...

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