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How the Oklahoma State Homecoming Tragedy relates to Seattle DUI Charges

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Jan 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I came across an article from the Washington Post in my Archives ( & wanted to pass it on, as it relates to yesterday's post & is pertinent to those accused of DUI in the City of Seattle.

DUI Charges & SR-22 in Washington State

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Mar 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

A frequent question I get from new clients is how a Seattle DUI charge will affect vehicle insurance. I briefly touched upon SR-22 insurance in a previous post, but want to provide additional information here. Three years of SR-22 is a requirement the Department of Licensing (DOL) will impose upo...

How Will a Seattle DUI Affect My Insurance Rates?

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Mar 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I came across the following article this week, which compares average insurance premium increases following a DUI from city-to-state The article ranks Seattle as #17th in the U.S. in average insurance pre...

Can I Get My Seattle DUI Charge Reduced?

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Mar 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

I tell every potential client I meet with that setting realistic expectations is paramount.  Unlike many attorneys who claim to focus in DUI Defense, I am not going to make promises I can't keep.  The large majority of our firm's clients come from referrals (from other lawyers, past clients, law ...

Do Criminal Convictions Actually Keep People Out of Work?

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Mar 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have previouslu blogged about the possible effects of a criminal conviction on one's ability to gain employment in Washington State. Thus, I wanted to post an article from the New York Times written this past week. While the article is well-written and makes some good points, I believe (atleast...

Was my Seattle DUI arrest video or audio-taped?

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Feb 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roughly 90% of the potential clients I meet with are under the impression that their DUI arrest was video and audio recorded.  Unfortunately, this is the case only roughly 35% of the time..  As a general rule, I am ALWAYS happy to learn that a client's arrest was audio/video recorded.  You may th...

Washington State Felony DUI: Possible Changes in the Law

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Feb 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The following article comes from the Seattle Times in 2015. Such discusses how a number of ill-advised local lawmakers are pushing to amend the current law regarding what qualifies as a Felony DUI in Washington State. At the present time, the number of misdemeanor/gross misdemeanors

DUI Checkpoints & Roadblocks in Washington State: A Good or Bad Idea?

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Jan 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

While waiting to be seated for breakfast this morning at a local restaurant, I overheard a man explaining to one of the waitresses that a friend of his had been stopped at a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint in the State of California last evening. The man's friend, intelligently, had agreed to be the desi...

Distracted Driving v. Drunk Driving in Washington State

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Jan 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently came across the following article: Such briefly touches upon the notion that law enforcement officers in Washington State have become frustrated with the limited effect of dis...

Breath Test to Detect Pot is Being Developed

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Nov 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

I came across the following article in the Seattle Times this morning (such was, in fact, released on November 29, 2014).  The article explains how researchers at Washington State University are currently taking steps toward creating a Preliminary (& Portable) Breath Test Device (PBT) to assi...

Marijuana DUIs in Washington State

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Nov 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever since the legalization of recreational marijuana was approved in Washington State on November 6th, 2012 I have been asked countless times to what degree we can expect the number of Marijuana DUI arrests to increase. If I knew the precise answer, I would be playing the lotto rather than wr...

Investigative Report: DUI & Seattle Fire Department

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Nov 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past Sunday, I came across a KIRO Investigative Report on the television. It is a rare occurrence when a local news station provides information worthy of a second thought. However, I will admit  that Channel 7's fifteen-minute segment concerning off-duty DUI arrests within the Seattle F...

DUI's, Background Checks, & Job Applications in Washington State

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Nov 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A frequent question from one arrested for DUI is, "What is going to show up on Background Checks?" Unfortunately, there isn't a universal answer to this question, as there If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI in Washington State, contact Veitch Ault & Associates...

Was I Really Drunk?

Posted by Robert J. Ault | Nov 09, 2014 | 0 Comments

While some of our clients are the first to admit they had too much to drink on the night of their arrest, others are shocked to learn their alleged breath test samples were in excess of Washington State's legal limit.  While some medical professionals claim there are different ways to calculate o...

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