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Linda Callahan’s Legal Guides

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  • How to obtain an Ignition Interlock License

    Effective January 1, 2009, persons whose license is suspeneded or revoked for a DUI or physical control, who have had a valid license at any time, in any state, may, provided they have a residential address in Washington, be eligible for an Ignition Interlock License to drive in Washington State.

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  • How to Choose a DUI Attorney in Washington State

    When do you need a DUI attorney? Immediately! You should immediately, upon arrest for DUI or Physical Control, invoke your right to an attorney. You should politely decline to answer any questions.

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  • I Received a Traffic Ticket in Washington State--Now What Do I Do?

    I Received a Traffic TicketNow What Do I Do? If you received a traffic ticket, also called a traffic infraction, you are probably trying to figure out the best way to deal with it. This step-by-step guide can help you figure out what to and how to make the best decision. You have...

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  • Deferred Prosecutions for DUI or Physical Control Offenses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Is a deferred prosecutionright for you?A deferred prosecution is option for people charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Physical Control, if they have never had a deferred prosecution before in their lifetime for that type of crime. A deferred prosecution for people...

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  • Do I Need A Lawyer to Fight My Traffic Ticket or Speeding Ticket?

    Can you afford to have a traffic or speeding infraction on your record? Not every infraction (the charge on a ticket) is reported to insurance companies.For those that are not, it may be more cost-effective to handle the ticket yourself (e.g., seatbelt violations, inattentive dr...

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  • Commercial Drivers and the Adverse Consequences of a DUI or Physical Control Arrest or Conviction

    While the consequences of any DUI or physical control arrest and/or conviction are significant, consequences can be particularly adverse for persons who hold a commercial drivers license, or who intend on becoming a licensed commercial driver.

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  • School Bus Drivers and Driving Offenses

    Serious consequences resulting from criminal convictions. A school bus drivers authorization will be suspended or revoked for conviction of any crime involving: driving with a license suspended or revoked hit and run driving driving while intoxicated being in physical contro...

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  • Health Care Professionals and Alcohol or Drug Related Criminal Offenses

    In general, the punishment imposed by a judge upon conviction for DUI or Physical Control depends on the alcohol concentration or refusal of the test, and the number of prior offenses, if any, within seven years. However, special consequences result for persons in parti...

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  • Teachers, Teacher Applicants and DUI Related Offenses

    In general, the punishment imposed by a judge when a person is convicted for DUI or Physical Control depends on the alcohol concentration or refusal of the test, and the number of prior offenses, if any, within seven years. That punishment includes jail, fines, license suspension...

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  • DUIs, Pilots and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)

    Punishment imposed upon conviction for DUI or Physical Control in Washington includes, among other things, a drivers license suspension or revocation, and Alcohol Drug Information School, at a minimum, or, for persons requiring more than education, alcohol or drug treatment. Pil...

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