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  • The Top 4 Holidays for DUI Arrests Revealed by a DUI Lawyer

    Over the holidays, drinking and driving becomes a serious issue. Distracted by holiday festivities, many people are less vigilant about staying sober when they know they’ll be driving, or refusing to drive at all when they’ve imbibed alcoholic drinks. They are also not as diligent about having designated drivers.

  • Avoid These When Facing Criminal Charges, Says a Defense Attorney

    If you’re pondering whether you need a defense attorney in Auburn, then you definitely do. It also indicates that you’re in hot water, so don’t hire just any lawyer. You want one with years’ worth of expertise and experience in defending— and winning— criminal cases. This is vital because without adequate legal representation, even a minor criminal charge can land you in jail.

  • Cops Need a Warrant Before Asking a Blood Test, Says a DUI Attorney

    You’ve heard stories of those arrested for DUI. Some may have even related how they had to choose between taking a blood test and receiving criminal penalties. Much has been said on when you should or should not agree to a blood test, especially when you’re apprehended for DUI.

    A recent ruling from the Supreme Court, however, changes things. As a DUI lawyer would explain, the Court has clarified that the Constitution places limits on police officers who wish to measure a person’s blood-alcohol level after an arrest.

  • Don’t Let a DUI Ruin Your Thanksgiving, Says a DUI Defense Lawyer

    There’s much to love and to be thankful for about Thanksgiving. Just imagining all the food that you’ll get to share with your whole family is enough for you to look forward to this holiday.

    On the other hand, Thanksgiving is also the holiday wherein drivers and pedestrians alike are more at risk of accidents. There’s a reason why the holiday is book ended by Black Friday and Blackout Wednesday: as it turns out, the combination of a four-day weekend, binge-drinking parties among college students, and a false sense of calm on the road make more people feel more confident on pushing their blood alcohol level over the (legal) limit.

  • Defense Attorney: Should You Plead “No Contest” on Domestic Violence?

    An Auburn defense attorney will have a plethora of possible defenses for a client being charged with domestic violence. However, if a defendant is involved in a case that has potential to turn into a civil suit, pleading “no contest” might be a better option. This is especially true if the defendant doesn’t want the details of the case to be publicized or if the outcome of the trial is uncertain.

  • A DUI Lawyer Explains the Long-Term Consequences of a DUI Conviction

    Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are much more likely cause car accidents. This is why, just like in many states, traffic laws in the State of Washington are particularly stringent. Any driver in cities like Puyallup who is convicted with DUI faces a number of legal (usually long-term) consequences. Here are some of them.

  • Auburn Defense Attorney Chosen to Join WSBA Sections Policy Workgroup

    Covington, Washington (September 19, 2016) – Kim E. Hunter, an experienced Auburn defense attorney has recently been chosen to join the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Sections Policy Workgroup. Ms. Hunter has the honor to represent the BAR sections groups for various areas of law. She takes on the title of Section Leader and the role of a representative for the “mid-sized” sections from the Bar. She is tasked to gather viewpoints and be the voice of these sections to the Board of Governors regarding certain sensitive internal fiscal matters and governance issues.

  • DUI Attorney Kim Hunter Gives Presentation on the Psychology of Juries

    Covington, Washington (September 19, 2016) – Renowned Kent DUI attorney Kim E. Hunter gives a presentation on “The Psychology of Juries” at the 23rd Annual Criminal Justice Institute (CJI). Attorney Kim Hunter has co-chaired this event for six consecutive years now, and she is proud to be a part of such a huge gathering of legal professionals. A partnership between the Washington State Bar Association and WSBA Criminal Law Section made it possible for prosecutors, defense counsel, judges and law enforcement professionals to come together, all in the name of discussing the most pressing issues in criminal law.

  • 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.