Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tacoma DUI Attorney: The Stormy Effects of WA State’s New BUI Laws
"Refusal to submit to a breath or blood test may result in a class 1 civil infraction carrying a fine of $1,000, charged against the defendant, on top of other statutory assessments. Should a person refuse to be tested, law enforcement may still do so by first obtaining a search warrant. When faced with a BUI, it is important that the accused immediately contact an experienced Tacoma DUI lawyer who can provide them with a capable defense and allow them to avoid the now-stiffer consequences of the offense. Several defenses may be used to argue one’s innocence in BUI cases, including improper testing procedures—such as the administration of a field sobriety test on a vessel in choppy seas."