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Can a DUI conviction become a felony?

Some people think they can drive safely after a few drinks, but driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter for good reason. The frequency of fatal drunk driving accidents is such that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that motor...

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Marijuana DUI’s in Washington

Recreational marijuana is legal in Washington state, so many people smoke, vape or consume edibles containing THC. Like alcohol, marijuana might be legal for adults, but the substance might cause impairments. Driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous, but...

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How long does marijuana stay in your system?

One of the most terrifying situations for any Washington resident is an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). Although marijuana is legal for adults to use in the state, it’s against the law to be found to be intoxicated while driving. Knowing how long...

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DUI checkpoints are not permitted in Washington

Police departments in many parts of the country set up sobriety checkpoints near entertainment districts or during holiday blitzes to identify an apprehend drunk drivers, but DUI checkpoints are not permitted in Washington. Road safety groups support DUI checkpoints...

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Drunk driving harms your mental health

Some drunk drivers in Washington feel a false sense of confidence they won't hurt themselves or others. But drunk driving isn't only dangerous in a physical sense. The adverse effects of drunk driving can also wreak havoc on their mental health. Anxiety It's common...

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Teenage drunk driving

Teenagers can make regrettable mistakes, including ones that come with serious consequences. Teenagers who drink and drive in Washington may face criminal charges. Upon conviction, the young person might deal with a lifetime criminal record. Those who cause accidents...

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Are DUI, DWI and OUI the same thing?

In Washington, drivers are charged with DUI, which stands for driving under the influence, when they have consumed enough alcohol to prevent them from operating their vehicles safely, but other states have a different name for this charge. In Arkansas, Missouri and...

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