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Scott Weymouth Lawrence

Scott Lawrence’s Legal Guides

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  • Criminal Procedure: Arraignment

    You've received a summons for arraignment. Now what? What is an Arraignment? Arraignment is usually the first hearing in the criminal process (if the person charged was booked into jail he or she may

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  • Washington State Bench Warrant FAQ

    How to quash your warrant in Washington State courts. When can the court issue a bench warrant? The court can issue a warrant for your arrest in several circumstances. Most commonly a warrant as the

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  • Marijuana Driving Laws

    Voters in Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana for recreational use in November 2012. While the Colorado initiative didn't make any changes to the state's driving-under-the-influence (DUI) laws, Washington's measure established a legal impairment level for tetrahydro...

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  • Legal Guide to Marijuana Use in Seattle

    Legal Guide to Marijuana Use in Seattle Washington Initiative 502 passed in November 2012, making it legal for adults 21and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of solid products infused with marijuana (brownies, for example), or up to 72 ounces of infused liq...

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  • Which infractions will be reported to DOL and my insurance company?

    The real cost of traffic tickets is often much more than just the fine, such as a rise in insurance rates, license suspension or employment problems. One of the factors to consider when deciding whether to contest a ticket, or accept a "plea bargain," is who the infraction will be reported to.

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  • The Truth About DUI Deferred Prosecutions in Washington: Why The Offer Is Often Too Good to Be True

    License Suspension One of the main selling points for a Deferred Prosecution is avoiding a license suspension. In Washington, a BAC of .08 or above, or a refusal to take the test, will result in the

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  • Photo Tickets in Washington State: School Zones, Red Light Cameras, and Railroad Crossings

    City Ordinance Required RCW 46.63.170, "Automated Traffic Safety Cameras," is simply an enabling statute. It allows local municipalities to create laws enforcing certain traffic infractions, but it

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  • Three Common Myths About DUI/DWI

    Myth #1: I’m safe if I’m under the “legal limit.” This is by far the most common of all the DUI myths. You can be arrested for (and convicted of) DUI if you are under the “legal limit” of .08% B.A.C.

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  • Should I Mitigate, Contest, or Defer My Traffic Ticket

    This guide explains the different options available for resolving your traffic or speeding ticket.

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  • Medical Marijuana in Washington State

    Is it legal to possess marijuana in Washington? It is not legal to possess marijuana in Washington (under both State and Federal Law). However, Washington residents who have a qualifiying medical co

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