Washington State Speeding Ticket Deferral

Washington State Speeding Ticket Deferral

What is the benefit to you of a speeding ticket deferral in Washington State? A deferral is an opportunity to keep a speeding ticket off of your driving record and have it dismissed after a probationary period. While you do not need a traffic attorney to request a ticket deferral, an attorney can…

DUI’s & Alcohol Assessments

DUI’s & Alcohol Assessments

If you are arrested for DUI, at some point in the process of going to court hearings and dealing with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), you are almost certain to need to get an “alcohol assessment” (also called a “dui assessment”, “alcohol/drug assessment” or “alcohol and drug evaluation”).

Distracted Driving Law Washington State

Distracted Driving Law Washington State

Last summer, the Governor signed into law the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act. This distracted driving law replaces what was colloquially called the Cellphone law. The Washington State Patrol allowed a 6 month grace period. But that grace period ended in January and tickets are being issued…

Mandatory Insurance and the Bond in Lieu of SR-22

Mandatory Insurance and the Bond in Lieu of SR-22

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 insurance in order to avoid loss of employment where their employer has determined…

Obstacles to Restoring Your Gun Rights

Obstacles to Restoring Your 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 law it may be possible to restore your state gun rights…