Washington DUI Blog by Seattle DUI Lawyer Tim Milios

Seattle DUI lawyer Tim Milios has been defending people charged with DUI and criminal traffic offenses throughout the state of Washington since 1993.  Dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals charged with any criminal offense, his practice emphasis has been DUI and DUI related defense since that time. The Washington DUI Blog is intended to provided insight and perspective into the always changing landscape of DUI defense and commentary on the the issues, laws, cases, stories and events that effect DUI defense and those charged with DUI in Washington State.

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U.S. Veterans May Seek Treatment In Lieu Of DUI Prosecution

U.S. military veterans that are arrested for DUI in King County, Washington, and who suffer from either substance abuse or mental health conditions as a result of their service, may have an option of handling their case that departs from traditional DUI defense. In 2011, the King County Council created the Regional Veterans Treatment Court… Read More

Mandatory Washington DUI Probation Violation Penalties

Washington DUI sentencing courts in impose a number of standard, and sometimes even unique, conditions upon a DUI conviction. Some are affirmative conditions, i.e. pay fines, complete an alcohol evaluation, participate in alcohol treatment, and attend DUI victims panel. Others are prohibitive. Don’t commit law violations, don’t consume alcohol, don’t drive without an ignition interlock…. Read More

Proposed Bill Would Make Fourth Washington DUI a Felony

Will Washington state make a fourth DUI in ten years a felony? Washington law makers are again considering legislation that would further toughen what are arguably already the nation’s strictest DUI laws by doing just that. If such a bill were to be presented, it would mark the third time in three years that such… Read More

Seattle and Washington State Marijuana DUI Law

On November 6, 2012, the voters of the State of Washington passed Initiative 502 on marijuana reform. From the broader public perspective, the passage of this measure legalizes the adult possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and creates both a system to tax the sale of marijuana and marijuana products and a… Read More

Fee Increase to Request Administrative DOL Hearing

Effective October 1, 2012, the State of Washington now requires that any driver arrested for a DUI who either refuses a breath/blood test or provides a blood or breath sample in excess of the .08 legal limit, must now pay an administrative fee of $375.00 in order to contest the proposed license suspension or revocation. … Read More