I was driving with a heavily intoxicated passenger. The vehicle was his. He was getting wild and I was trying to get us home when I lost control of the vehicle and hit a power pole. The car was totaled, my passenger taken to the hospital. He was a...
The lengthy delay in filings is problematic in Snohomish and King Counties. You can also be charged with a DUI if your test results are under the legal limit. I have recently obtained a decision in Snohomish County that bars admission of the test results over our objection based on foundational issues with the accuracy and reliability of the tests. Even so, we are still seeing under the limit charges. This is generally because the officer believes that there was alcohol or drugs "on board" even if not over the "per se limit" of .08 grans of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. In a situation were there was a serious injury, it is possible to have felony charges brought, even if there is no evidence of drugs or alcohol consumption. Interview several attorneys that are prominent in the County where you are being charged - a good lawyer is often invaluable in a serious criminal case.See question
I had come to a complete stop on the road because of traffic. While waiting for the car to move in front of me, the guy behind me rear ended me and totaled my car. We called the police and waited and when I spoke to the police officer he told me t...
Yep, it is possible. It is also a regular defense theory in these cases. Speak with a qualified local lawyer.See question
My license was not punched and I have no idea about an arraignment or any other things I need to do.
Unfortunately, you will probably be more formally charged soon. You will need to request a Department of Licensing DUI hearing within 20 days of arrest or you will lose your right to have that hearing. Even though you didn't get any paperwork, unfortunately you will still probably be charged and should start talking to local attorneys soon. Good luck.See question
My husband was in an accident.he was rear ended at a stop sign (he was waiting for it to turn green) by someone doing approximately 40 mph (test didn't break or anything). He was pushed into the car in front of him. His car shows major front and r...
He may well have a claim. It is not unusual in rear-end accidents to not have the airbags go off... but they often do go off when there is a serious front impact. Claims against the airbag company and the auto manufacturer are product liability claims. He also likely has a claim against the driver that struck him - most rear-end accidents are the fault of the striking vehicle. An attorney can probably be of great assistance in getting your case a favorable result. Good luck!See question
My son was crossing the street to come home on his bike when he was hit by a vehicle. The drivers did stop afterwards but did not attempt to see if he was okay. He cracked the windshield and was thrown 20 feet down an embankment. A witness whe...
You should consult with a personal injury lawyer. Child cases are special, especially with TBI cases. An experienced attorney will be able to help your family navigate billing and insurance coverage issues.See question
There was a tractor (semi cab) broken down off of the 262 exit northbound off ramp. This trucker did not have on his hazards or warning cones out to indicate a problem. So I pulled up behind him in the turn lane thinking the light was red. Another...
Yes. The trucker and possibly the company can be held liable. Consult with an attorney, especially if your injuries turn out to be at all serious.See question
FDA has recalled Contaminated tattoo ink caused at least 22 skin and soft tissue infections
Yes, but you may have a better claim against the ink manufacturer. Definitely call one of us personal injury lawyers to talk about it. That sounds like a terrible situation, but likely a viable law suit.See question
We need to find a good lawyer to help us navigate this.
You should talk to a lawyer. Avvo is a good place to start looking for one. You may want to interview several - most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation, so make sure you all fund someone that you are comfortable with.See question
Internal stand: verified, subject sample .225; blank test .000; External Stand: .078; blank test .000; subject sample .227 all done within 5 mins. What does that mean? Which one do they go by? What does it mean that they released him right after s...
These are the statistics printed on the breath ticket. The two "subject sample" numbers are the BAC estimates by the machine --- he would have given two samples (at least), so they are subject sample 1 and subject sample 2. At a .227, if accurate means that he was nearly 3x the legal limit. The fact that he was released just means that the officer chose not to book him into jail. Unfortunately, prosecutors will normally file charges in these cases - though often 1-3 months after the incident. Talk to a local, we respected, DUI lawyer to get more insight on the case and what can be done to help. Remember, practicing law is an art more than a science, so talk to a few attorneys to get an idea of what different attorney's opinions are - many offer free initial consults.See question
Cop gave me a ticket for no insurance then said no license ticket and reckless driving would be mailed to me. Can they serve me in the mail like that?
They can. Whether or not it sticks is another thing. But yes, in Washington state, the government to has two years to file gross misdemeanor charges (like reckless driving). While often a citing officer will tell you to expect the criminal citation in the mail, they don't have to. Sorry it is not the best news. I would recommend interviewing a couple respected local lawyers to see what can be done and what representation costs.See question