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Nathan L Webb

Seattle DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Statute of limitations in WASHINGTON Seattle for DUI

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Lance George Miyatovich
    2. Walter James Kotlowski
    3. Jonathan Dichter
    4. Nathan L Webb
    4 lawyer answers

    The Statute of Limitations for the government to file a DUI charge in Washington state is 2 years. Typically in DUI cases where a blood draw was taken, it will take a bit longer to file than those where a breath test was taken. The blood is taken in two vials, collected by the officer, placed into an evidence locker, transported to the Washington State Toxicology lab for testing and then the results are provided. This is why there is a delay in your case. It is possible for the case to "slip...

  2. Is DUI gross misdemeanor of a felony. what about dwi

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Travis S Jones
    2. Nathan L Webb
    2 lawyer answers

    A DUI is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $5000 fine. Typically in DUI cases where a blood draw was taken, it will take a bit longer to file than those where a breath test was taken. The blood is taken in two vials, collected by the officer, placed into an evidence locker, transported to the Washington State Toxicology lab for testing and then the results are provided. This is why there is a delay in your case. It is possible for the case to "slip through the...

  3. Procedure for Warrant?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan L Webb
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2 lawyer answers

    If a defendant fails to appear for a DUI arraignment, a warrant may be issued. However, the court will need to confirm the summons to appear was sent to the correct address. In addition if you were out of the country and had the foresight to retain an attorney, that attorney may be able to explain to the court your absence and have the court merely not an FTA (failure to appear). The police, in all likelihood will not come to your home to pick you up on a DUI warrant, but you will most...

  4. How can I get my license back quicker?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    2. Nathan L Webb
    2 lawyer answers

    Be careful of the stay hearing, if you violate it with any type of offense, then you are in deep trouble (i.e. a very long suspension). You should ask the DOL if you are eligible for an Occupational Restricted License or as of January 1, 2009 an Ignition Interlock License. These two options are your only alternatives at this point from what I can gather from your question.

  5. Are there stats available on Seattle DUI arrests?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark C Blair
    2. Brian Michael Sullivan
    3. Nathan L Webb
    3 lawyer answers

    There is not specifically a site for this particular information, but the rough estimate is approximately 1500 DUI arrests by the Seattle Police Department annually. Annually in Washington state there are tens of thousands of DUI arrests. There is no tool, website or otherwise that specifically keeps track of how cases are resolved, that would take up too much of the courts resources. I'm sure someone out there has thought of putting together a stat center on that topic, but there is...

  6. What is a reasonable fee for a DUI attorneys in the Seattle, WA area

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. Nathan L Webb
    4. Stan Glisson
    5. John M. Gioffredi
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    As with most situations in life, the experience level of the firm or individual is a major factor to consider when making a decision about retaining legal assitance. The more experience the lawyer has, quite reasonably the higher the fee; however, make sure you are comfortable with the attorney overall and make sure that he or she limits their practice to DUI defense. There is nothing more concerning than to witness an attorney not know how a particular court has already ruled on substantial...

  7. Two reinstatement fees for DUI. 6 years later and insurance co. now receives news of DUI 6 yrs later

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    3. Nathan L Webb
    3 lawyer answers

    Many times this is a surreptitious way of funding your DMV. In Washington state, for example, persons who have their license suspended administratively for a first offense (90 days) DUI and have their criminal matter reduced to Reckless Driving may be required to pay two reissue fees when having their license reinstated. According to the Department of Licensing, this is because each of the offenses carry a license suspension and the Reckless Driving is separate and has its own 30 day license...

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  8. Can my son recieve an underage as a pasenger if the driver blew a 0.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan L Webb
    1 lawyer answer

    Your son may face a possible Minor in Possession charge, however, in Washington the officer really has no right to question the passenger in a vehicle, especially if he wasn't suspected of any criminal activity. The officer also needed reasonable suspicion to stop and investigate the driver. It would be wise to consult with counsel regarding your son's situation.

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