Distracted Driving Law Washington State

A Distracted Driver Using A Personal Electronic Device While Driving Put that cell phone away while driving! Last summer, the Governor signed into law the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act. This distracted driving law replaces what was colloquially called...

Mandatory Insurance and the Bond in Lieu of SR-22

Mandatory Insurance For A Driver License RCW 46.29.450 provides alternative methods of giving proof of financial responsibility. Other than the customary certificate of insurance under RCW 46.29.460, some drivers have applied for a security in lieu of SR-22 form...

Obstacles to Restoring Your Gun Rights

US Constitution And Gun Rights I receive frequent calls from people wanting to restore their firearm rights who are surprised to learn that a necessary step includes a separate motion to vacate the underlying conviction that caused the firearm rights loss. Under...

Washington State Criminal Courts Requiring Higher Bail

There has been a continuing trend in Washington State Criminal Courts toward requiring higher bail. Even so, the law and court rules require that the court presume personal recognizance release of a person accused of a crime (CrR 3.2). The Washington Constitution,...