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Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo

Olympia DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Boating under the influence

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. William C. Head
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    Washington law prohibits anyone from operating under the influence (OUI). This means operating any vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug. Washington law states that a person is boating under the influence if he or she: Has a blood or breath alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams or greater or … Is under the influence of or affected by alcohol and/or any drug. Washington law establishes the following penalties for operating under the influence (OUI). A person...

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  2. Multiple DUIs

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Robert Franklin Sandbach
    3. William C. Head
    4. George Edward Lane III
    4 lawyer answers

    Within Washington State counties, law enforcement officials have access in cross checking on whether an individual has any criminal history, including running interstate resources.

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  3. DUI and pain meds

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. William C. Head
    3. Gary Philip DuFour
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    An individual can be arrested for DUI even though that person is taking a prescribed medication. Several questions come to my mind wondering whether the medication prescribed had attached label warnings about not taking the medications while using machinery and / or not consuming alcohol. There are many factors to consider; sometimes medications when mixed with alcohol can cause a wide range of complications. It is a good idea to consult with an attorney who practices primarily in the...

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  4. DUI sentence

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
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    You have an Eighth Amendment Right to represent your self. To file motions, an individual needs to know how to apply the appropriate facts to specific areas of the law in requesting a ruling of an order by the court. Keep in mind the courts will hold an individual to the same standard in knowing all the court rules, statutes, procedures and decorum as a licensed attorney. As there are attorneys' who practice primarily in the defense of DUI matters it is crucial to consult with one to see...

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  5. DUI sentence

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
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    You have an Eighth Amendment Right to represent your self. To file motions, an individual needs to know how to apply the appropriate facts to specific areas of the law in requesting a ruling of an order by the court. Keep in mind the courts will hold an individual to the same standard in knowing all the court rules, statutes, procedures and decorum as a licensed attorney. As there are attorneys' who practice primarily in the defense of DUI matters it is crucial to consult with one to see...

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  6. Parked car dui

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
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    It depends on whether you were followed by law enforcement when you parked the car, or whether someone observed your driving and called the police giving them your car's descripton with license plate informtion, or your keys were in the ingntion when you left to walk to the tavern.. there are many different scenerios that could play out. Here is information regarding WA Law on Physical Control: Physical Control. A person is guilty of Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle While Under the...

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  7. DUI and insurance

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Nathan L Webb
    3. Nicholas Martino
    4. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    5. William C. Head
    5 lawyer answers

    The insurance compnay usually runs an annual check on a person's driving abstract near the time when the insured wants to renew the policy. It depends on the insurance company's policy and the insured's length of time and history of any driving offenses. An individual can call up their insurance company and ask hypothetical questons to see where they would stand.

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  8. DUI and jail and losing license

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Nathan L Webb
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    The crime of DUI is a gross misdemeanor, which means that if there is a conviction the judge will have the authority to impose a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a five thousand dollar fine. A conviction can happen when a jury issues a verdict of guilty after a jury trial or when a judge enters a finding of guilty after a plea of guilty or a bench trial. If there is a conviction, then the judge must impose a mandatory minimum sentence of one day in jail for a first offender. If the...

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  9. License suspension

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. Victoria L Clemans
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    The Administrative Penalties Much like the criminal penalties in Washington, the length of an administrative suspension will depend on how many times this has occurred in the past seven years and whether or not the driver submitted to or refused to take a lawfully requested breath/blood test. The following is a summary of the administrative suspensions. No Offense within Seven Years - One or More Offenses within Seven Years Driver Over Age 21 and BAC of .08 or Greater 90 Days (Work...

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  10. Pro bono

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
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    I am sorry for what your are experiencing. I recommend contacting your state's bar assoiciation for attorney's and see if there is a referral source for volunteer lawyers. Also you can contact the American Bar Association www.abanet.org for some leads in getting a referral in your area. Good Luck to you.

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