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Changes to Washington DUI Sentencing Laws Coming January 1, 2022

By Ember Law  |  October 13, 2020

When the Washington Legislature updated RCW 46.61.5055, amongst others, it made some important updates to how individuals are sentenced for DUI or Physical Control.  While not comprehensive, this post will cover the substantive changes and hopefully help you understand the law a little better. First Offense / No Prior Offenses Within 7 Years If you were convicted of DUI, it...

Three Strikes and It’s Life

By Ember Law  |  August 15, 2019

The Washington Supreme Court just recently decided State v. Moretti, which was consolidated with 2 other cases. The cases asked if it was constitutional, under Washington law, for a person to be sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, if they commit a third “most serious offense” (i.e. a “third strike”) in their 30’s and 40’s, when...