• 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 sent back to the officer. The Officer then forwards to the prosecutor the police report and blood test results for review for charges. The whole process can take 6-12 weeks.

  • 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. A warrant can be obtained from a judge telephonically.