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  • Can I get a different Judge for my DUI case?
    Yes. An Affidavit of Prejudice is a Washington State legal procedure that permits you to remove the Judge hearing your DUI case. In 2015, it is becoming more common to have your case assigned to a ...
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  • How Is The DUI Attorney Fee Typically Structered?
    Most Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Lawyers use a flat fee structure. For example, you pay so much without Jury Trial and an additional amount for Jury Trial. Some require full payment in ...
  • DUI Attorney Fee - Payment Plans are Available
    Kotlowski Law Office PLLC offers very flexible down payments and monthly payment plans for your DUI attorney fee. Down payments may start as low as $1000.00 if you are eligible. Ty pical monthly ...
  • Do I need a "DUI" attorney for my case?
    Yes. It may seem obvious, but often it is not. Your case might seem hopeless and you may feel why bother spending monies on a experienced "DUI" attorney. First, no case is insurmountable and ...
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  • Who do you recommend for a DUI Bail Bondsmen in Washington?
    Stay out of Jail. I really like Lacey O'Malley. They are very personable, care about their clients and do a great job. See Lacey O'Malley See video on how bail Bonds works: How do Bail Bonds ...
  • When is my DUI Bail exonerated?
    Your Bail for your DUI case is typically exonerated at Sentencing. Although, if you have significant Jail time to serve the Judge may delay it until you turn yourself into the Jail to serve your ...
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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 ...
  • 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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  • Is "arraignment" a mandatory appearance for BUI?
    No. In Washington State, District and Municipal Courts require the Defendant's mandatory appearance at DUI or Physical Control Arraignment's. Fortunately, Boating under the Influence (BUI) ...
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  • Is "arraignment" a mandatory appearance for BUI?
    No. In Washington State, District and Municipal Courts require the Defendant's mandatory appearance at DUI or Physical Control Arraignment's. Fortunately, Boating under the Influence (BUI) ...
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  • Does the Breath Test Room have video?
    Some, but not all. Most Seattle Police Department precincts and the UW/Port of Seattle have them. However, the Washington State Patrol generally does not. I have suppressed (kept out of evidence) many ...
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  • Why are there no DUI checkpoints around Seattle?
    Having recently been in Australia and experienced first hand a DUI checkpoint, it made me think again of the extra privacy protections we have in our automobiles in the Seattle metropolitan area. ...
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  • What's an off the record continuance?
    Some courts (i.e. Seattle Municipal) will allow you to do a continuance of the DUI pre-trial hearing date without appearing before the Judge. (off the record so to speak) You are still required to be ...
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  • What is Day Reporting in Seattle Municipal?
    Day reporting is basically an alternative to Jail for people who do not have the money to post bail, or who have had a poor history of compliance with the Court’s Conditions. (i.e. no ...
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  • What's the liklihood of a deferred sentence on Reckless Driving?
    Not very good. But it does happen sometimes. If you receive a reduction from DUI or Physical Control to Reckless or Negligent Driving a deferred sentence is still an option for the Judge. However, ...
  • Who pays for the deferred prosecution treatment?
    The defendant. You agree to pay the cost of diagnosis (evaluation) and treatment, if you financially able to do so, subject to RCW 10.05.130. Most insurance plans will cover (but not all) and Costs ...
  • Can I get a deferred sentence on a DUI?
    No. Unfortunately, A Municipal or District Court cannot not defer sentence for an offense sentenced under RCW 46.61.5055 (DUI or Physical Control.) A few Judges have done so which typically results in ...
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  • Is the new breath test machine in Seattle?
    Not yet. See Seattle Times Story of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Breath Test Machine upgrade. It has been in the works for quite awhile. BAC Upgrade The new breath test machine Dräger ...
Driver Record (ADR) - Click here to view all posts
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DUI Attorney - Click here to view all posts
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  • Do I need a "DUI" attorney for my case?
    Yes. It may seem obvious, but often it is not. Your case might seem hopeless and you may feel why bother spending monies on a experienced "DUI" attorney. First, no case is insurmountable and ...
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  • Can I convert my mandatory minimum EHM time to Jail?
    Yes. Mandatory minimum EHM (electronic home monitoring) time can be converted to Jail in most cases. The ratio is 15 EHM days to 1 day jail. However, it is discretionary and some judges might prefer ...
  • Can I convert my mandatory EHM to Jail?
    Yes. If you have been sentenced for a second or subsequent DUI and have mandatory minimum s on Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) - you can ask the Court to have it converted to Jail time. The law ...
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  • Will a Fourth DUI be a felony in Washington State?
    Maybe soon. Current Washington State law is that a fifth DUI within 10 years is a felony. There was a proposal the 2015 legistative session to make a 'fourth DUI a felony, but it failed. See story ...
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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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Should I take the roadside field sobriety tests?
    No. Politely decline. I always recommend against taking the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests. (HGN, Walk & Turn, One Leg Stand and Portable Breath Test) In Washington State or Seattle, these tests ...
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Can I convert my mandatory EHM to Jail?
    Yes. If you have been sentenced for a second or subsequent DUI and have mandatory minimum s on Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) - you can ask the Court to have it converted to Jail time. The law ...
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  • Can I get a different Judge for my DUI case?
    Yes. An Affidavit of Prejudice is a Washington State legal procedure that permits you to remove the Judge hearing your DUI case. In 2015, it is becoming more common to have your case assigned to a ...
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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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  • DUI Attorney Fee - Payment Plans are Available
    Kotlowski Law Office PLLC offers very flexible down payments and monthly payment plans for your DUI attorney fee. Down payments may start as low as $1000.00 if you are eligible. Ty pical monthly ...
  • Can I do a Monthly Payment Plan for my DUI Attorney Fee?
    Yes. Kotlowski Law Office PLLC offers very flexible down payments and monthly payment plans for your DUI attorney fee. Down payments may start as low as $1000.00. Ty pical monthly payments range from ...
  • Can I do a payment plan for my DUI attorney fee?
    Yes. Kotlowski Law Office PLLC offers very flexible down payments and monthly payment plans for your DUI attorney fee. Down payments may start as low as $1000.00. Ty pical monthly payments range from ...
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  • Is a "plea bargain" a good resolution for my DUI case?
    Yes, most of the time. (especially these days) However, it ultimately depends on your case and the specific f acts. A plea bargain is where your Washington State DUI attorney, after reviewing all the ...
  • What are common DUI reductions in Washington?
    Common DUI reductions (from DUI or Physical) cases are Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving and less common Reckless Endangerment. Frankly, the negotiating environment these days is very difficult and ...
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  • How long will my DUI case last in King County?
    My typical King County DUI case lasts anywhere from 6-12 months from start to finish. Obviously, this is case specific. DUI Cases that go to Jury trial can last up to 12-18 months. The goal is to get ...
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  • Officer - but I have a prescription!
    Very recently, I had major eye sugery and my doctor prescribed me some pretty potent pain medications to assist me in the recovery process. This experience reminded me again of the hazards/perils of ...
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  • What are common DUI reductions in Washington?
    Common DUI reductions (from DUI or Physical) cases are Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving and less common Reckless Endangerment. Frankly, the negotiating environment these days is very difficult and ...
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  • What is Reckless Endangerment?
    In Washington State, a person is guilty of R eckless Endangerment when she recklessly engages in conduct not amounting to drive-by shooting but that - creates a substantial risk of death or serious ...
  • What are common DUI reductions in Washington?
    Common DUI reductions (from DUI or Physical) cases are Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving and less common Reckless Endangerment. Frankly, the negotiating environment these days is very difficult and ...
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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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  • Can I waive Arraignment on my DUI?
    No. Arraignment in Washington State cannot be waived on DUI or Physical Control charges. You must appear in-person with your attorney. However, if you are unavailable your attorney can always ask for ...
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