Nathan L Webb’s Answers

Nathan L Webb

Seattle DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What is Washington state's law regarding bicycling under the influence?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. Nathan L Webb
    2 lawyer answers

    You cannot be charged with Bicycling Under the Influence in Washington State, it is not (yet) a crime. The reason is that the bicycle is not a motorized vehicle as defined by statute. Arguably, if you chose to ride your bike rather than drive after drinking you should be applauded. Personally, I would take a cab! Webb Law Firm, P.L.L.C www.WashingtonDUIarrest.com (425) 398-4323

  2. In single car accident, blew 3X times legal limit, not arrested, went to hospital. Told ticket in mail will I b charged w/DUI?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Lance George Miyatovich
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. Nathan L Webb
    3 lawyer answers

    If the sheriff processed you, that is you blew into a breath test device at the station, you are most certainly facing a DUI charge. The government has two years in which to file these charges. If you haven't received the $500 ticket in the mail, then it is likely the prosecutor is reviewing your case for additional or enhanced charges. I would need more information to evaluate your case, such as: was your license punched, where was the breath test performed (on the side of the road or at...

  3. Is there anyway to get my DWLS 2nd degree knocked down to 3rd degree even though it was about a year ago?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. Nathan L Webb
    3 lawyer answers

    Well, if you already entered into a plea agreement, then it is going to be very difficult, if not impossible, to withdraw your plea especially if one year has elapsed. If the Department of Licensing did not resuspend your license you should thank the judge as he has the discretion to recommend against resuspension when a guilty plea to DWLS 2nd is entered. You may be able to have the convcition expunged from your record after the statutorily permissible period of time has elapsed, but it is...

  4. Lots of trouble with punched-ID?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Dichter
    2. Nathan L Webb
    2 lawyer answers

    This is a common problem for those facing DUI charges whose cases have not been resolved. You are free to obtain an ID card at any DOL office, but beware that you may be required to hand over your punched license. You then wouldn't be carrying a valid license on your person if stopped, when in fact you do have a valid license. The punch merely means that this is now a temporary license subject to administrative action (a hearing if you properly requested one within the time frame - 20 days...

  5. Statute of limitations in WASHINGTON Seattle for DUI

    Answered over 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...

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

    Answered over 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...

  7. Procedure for Warrant?

    Answered over 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...

  8. How can I get my license back quicker?

    Answered almost 6 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.

  9. Are there stats available on Seattle DUI arrests?

    Answered almost 6 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...

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

    Answered about 6 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...

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