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Can I check my Washington State Driver's License Status Online?

Yes. In Washington State you can check the Status of your Driver's License online. Check License Status
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Am I required to take the Field Sobriety Tests?

NO. DO NOT TAKE THEM. The three (3) Field Sobriety Tests (FST's) typically administered by a trooper or officer are the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)(pen light), walk and turn and one-leg stand. ...
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What is the Court's Jurisdiction on a DUI?

The Court's jurisdiction on a DUI is five (5) years. This means you are subject to the Court's "DUI conditions" for that time period even if you are on unsupervised ...
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Why wasn't I charged yet? (blood draw DUI)

DUI cases with a blood draw take longer to initially charge. The blood specimen is sent to the Washington State Patrol Tox lab for analysis, this usually takes 4 - 6 weeks. The test results are then ...
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Can I get charged with a DUI with a breath test under .08?

Yes, you do not have to be over.08 to be charged with DUI in Washington State. The prosecutor can still charge you under the "affected by"prong of the DUI statute.
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Is the Ignition Interlock Device Required on a Drug DUI?

Yes. The Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is still required even if your DUI has nothing to do with alcohol.
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Does it matter whether I request a DOL Hearing online or by mail?

No. I do not think it makes a difference anymore. In the old days there was a small chance the Department of Licensing (DOL) would misplace or not process the request properly. Now, it rarely happens ...
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What did my DUI case end up in Federal Court?

Your DUI case ended up in Federal Court because your DUI arrest must have taken place on "Federal' property. For example, you were arrested in a national park or on a military base among ...
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Can I Remove a DUI conviction from my record in Washington State?

No. A DUI or Physical Control conviction stays on your record and can never be vacated in Washington State.
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Can I rent a car with an Ignition Interlock License (IIL)?

No. You will not be able to rent a car with an Ignition Interlock License (IIL).
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How much is the Restricted License Application?

The restricted license application is $100.00. It is the application that is used for the Ignition Interlock License (IIL).
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Do I have to appear for Arraignment on a Misdemeanor charge?

Yes, if it is a DUI or DV (Domestic Violence) charge. Otherwise, if you have hired an attorney they can file a waiver of arraignment with the Court and plead not guilty on your behalf. The Court Clerk ...
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What's a SOC?

A "SOC"is a Stipulated Order of Continuance. The case is continued for a set period of time. Anywhere from 3-24 months and subject to certain conditions (i.e. treatment, probation, no ...
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Where do City of Seattle defendants do their jail time?

In 2016 if your case is in Seattle Municipal Court you will serve your time in Snohomish County Jail. This applies after sentencing and not pre-trial. You can always ask for an alternate jail at your ...
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How long does it take to get a Department of Licensing (DOL) ruling after Hearing?

Trypically 2-4 weeks. However, this can vary by Hearing Officer. I have had some recently as short as eight (8) days.
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Is a warrant required to get a blood test in a DUI case?

Yes, a warrant is now required to get a blood test in a DUI case. It is becoming much more common for officers to request a warrant for blood when a person refuses a breath test at the police station. ...
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Can a "THC" DUI cause problems if you are not a US citizen?

Yes/Maybe. I have not seen it tested yet because the THC DUI is a fairly new law. However, THC is still a controlled substance according to the Fed's, so there are no guarantees in this area. I ...
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What happens if I do not request a Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing fro my DUI arrest?

Your Washington State driver's license or privilege to drive in the State of Washington (if out of State License) will be suspended or revoked 60 days from the date of your arrest for DUI or ...
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How many days do I have to apply for a Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing?

You have 20 Calender days to apply for a Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing. Remember it is not business or Court days - but actual calender days from the date of your arrest for DUI or Physcial ...
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What is the fee for the Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearing?

The fee is $375.00 for the Washington State Department of Licensing Hearing.
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Why was a Court Hearing set in my old Seattle Municipal DUI case?

Generally, it means you did not complete something (community service hours, alcohol/drug treatment, DUI Victims Panel, work crew, jail) or did something new that you were not supposed to do. (i.e. ...
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Should I take the field sobriety tests?

These days at social gatherings a very common question I get is whether you should take the roadside Field Sobriety Tests (FST's). The three (3) Field Sobriety Tests (FST's) typically ...
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When will I have to report to Jail in my DUI case?

If you have been sentenced for a DUI or Physical Control, Reckless or Negligent Driving - most Courts will give you 30 days to report to Jail or Work Release if authorized. You will be given a ...
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