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  • DUI Attorney Warns Federal Way Drivers of Sobriety Test Flaws Afield

    In 2014 alone, almost 10,000 people perished because of alcohol-related car crashes, accounting for about one-third of all traffic-related casualties in the country. It’s therefore not surprising why courts mete out severe punishments to those caught driving under the influence (DUI). In the state of Washington, for instance, a person can be incarcerated for up to one year, on top of a four-year license suspension and up to $5,000 in fines.

  • A Veteran DUI Lawyer in Puyallup Cites Faults in Breathalyzer Testing

    Being pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) poses serious ramifications for a motorist. With penalties ranging from a suspended license to serving jail time, a DUI arrest is no small matter.

    But, is the arrest valid? Long held to be the holy grail of sobriety testing, the main basis for DUI arrests–the breathalyzer–isn’t the reliable tool many believe it is. As any experienced Puyallup DUI lawyer knows, the instrument possesses flaws calling into question the very convictions it has sealed.

  • A DUI Attorney Explains the “Implied Consent Law” and its Implications

    Some motorists believe that refusing to submit to a chemical test for alcohol when pulled over won’t get them into more trouble. Granted that it is an individual’s right to refuse the test but doing so will lead to license suspension. Drivers should be more aware about the “Implied Consent Law” and its implications when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol. An experienced DUI attorney in Kent can shed more light on the subject.

  • WSBA Invites Defense Attorney Kim E. Hunter to Criminal Law Seminar

    Covington, Washington (August 16, 2016) – The Washington State Bar Association invites esteemed Auburn defense attorney Kim E. Hunter to speak at the Criminal Law Section Member Benefit CLE in Spokane. The event was held last June 4, 2016 at the Gonzaga University School of Law. The Criminal Law Section Member Benefit: Marijuana Law Update, Fact Patterns and No-contact Orders seminar gave those who attended a chance to gain continuing legal education credits for Ethics (07.5) and Legal Procedure (1.25).

  • Defense Attorney Kim Hunter Named Special Conflict Counsel of Auburn

    Covington, Washington (July 6, 2016) – Esteemed criminal defense lawyer Attorney Kim E. Hunter was recently named Special Conflict Counsel to the City of Auburn, WA and the City of Renton, WA. She was reappointed to the rule last June of this year. Attorney Hunter also holds this position for the City of Des Moines, WA, and has served the city for many years.

  • Kim Hunter, DUI Attorney Receives the Prestigious WSBA Pro Bono Award

    Covington, Washington (July 6, 2016) – Renowned Federal Way DUI Attorney, Kim E. Hunter from the Law Offices of Kim E Hunter, PLLC was awarded the prestigious Pro Bono Award from the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) for the eleventh consecutive year. Atty. Kim Hunter has been a proud receiver of this award since 2004, adding to the many accolades she has been given for her years of service.

  • DUI Attorney Kim E. Hunter Co-Chairs 2016 Criminal Justice Institute

    Covington, Washington (July 14, 2016) – Attorney Kim E. Hunter, a notable DUI defense lawyer in Kent co-chairs the 23rd Annual Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) for 2016. By the initiative of the Criminal Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), the purpose of the conference is to reach out to any and all attorneys and professionals involved in criminal law in order to offer information and support. This will also give attendees the opportunity for networking to defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement professionals, and judges. The seminar will be held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien, WA on September 22 and 23.

  • Defense Strategies an Experienced Lawyer Will Pull to Beat DUI Charges

    Contrary to popular belief, a driving-under-the-influence (DUI) charge is no minor thing. It might not be an offense worthy of capital punishment but it sure can still make your life a living hell. Aside from the possibility of losing your driving privileges, it can also lead to potential unemployment as most employers are not keen in keeping an employee with a tainted police record.

  • Three Ways Your DUI Lawyer May Choose to Contest Your DUI Charges

    Being arrested for a DUI is a harrowing experience with dire consequences. Aside from hefty fines, your driver’s license will likely be revoked and you will officially have a criminal record. This is why it is important that you fight any charges of driving under the influence in Kent.

    As soon as you reach the police station, immediately request to speak to a DUI attorney. Inform the police officers that you will only consent to any tests after you’ve spoken to your attorney. This is well within your constitutional rights and this request should be granted.

  • DUI Attorney: The 3 Things You Should Always Do If You’re Pulled Over

    It can be nerve-wracking when you suddenly hear a police siren blare behind you as you make your way home—especially if you know you have had just had a drink. “It’s not that bad”, you think to yourself. “It was only one glass of wine with dinner. I should be fine.” Unfortunately, even “one glass” may be enough to tip you past the legal BAC limit of .08 percent in Federal Way and the rest of Washington.